NHS Oldham CCG

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Analysis: The areas seeing sustained falls in emergency admissions

Containing and reducing emergency hospital admissions is often seen as the holy grail of sustainable and better integrated healthcare. For most it has been elusive, but HSJ has identified and spoken to several areas which appear to have seen sustained reductions in recent years.

Jan Leward

Multiple leadership changes at northern CCGs

Leadership changes are taking place at several clinical commissioning groups in the North West, HSJ has learned.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

VAT risk for major Manchester contract

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

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Single trust accounts for nearly a quarter of 'trolley waits'

NHS England has raised concerns with Greater Manchester’s devolution team over the continuing high number of 12 hour “trolley waits” at Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Crashing the devo party

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: The £6bn contract

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

Eamonn Boylan

NHS will not be 'subsumed' by Greater Manchester Combined Authority

A “significant amount” of health and care commissioning in Greater Manchester will be done by provider organisations in future, the new chief executive of the region’s combined authority has said.

Bolton Town Hall

GP quality – North: Greater Manchester and surrounds lags rest of region

Exclusive analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that the majority of the worst performing areas for primary care are within a 40 mile radius of Manchester.

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'Inadequate' trust secures £40m support package

Commissioners in Greater Manchester have agreed to provide £40m of additional revenue funding to the troubled Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust over the next two years.

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CCGs defend response to maternal deaths at 'inadequate' trust

Local commissioners have defended their response to a review of maternal deaths at Pennine Acute Hospitals in 2014, after “enduring” problems were revealed in a shocking report.

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Devo Manc leaders seek 'best deal' for trust turnaround

Leaders in Greater Manchester have said they need to be “realistic” about the level of central support offered to the turnaround efforts at Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust.

Manchester

Regional review set to consider major overhaul of CCGs

Leaders in Greater Manchester want to commission an independent review of the current commissioning arrangements in the region.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: 'Left to die alone'

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. By Lawrence Dunhill

Children face 'heart breaking' delays for dental surgery

Leaders in Greater Manchester have drawn up plans to address a crisis in children’s dental services.

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Greater Manchester CCGs working towards single commissioning team

Commissioning chiefs are working on plans for a potential single management team and decision making body for health and social care services across three boroughs in Greater Manchester.

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The value of putting care in the right place

Shifting care from the acute sector into the community has the greatest potential for improving quality while reducing costs but investment is still lacking

Dr Gillian Fairfield

Former Pennine Acute chief 'very sorry' for speed of turnaround

QUALITY: The former chief executive of Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust has apologised for not tackling the organisation’s problems more quickly.

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Major acute trust to be rated inadequate

QUALITY: A large acute trust in Greater Manchester is set to be rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission, HSJ understands.

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Analysis: CCGs with biggest increases and decreases in GP access

HSJ analysis has identified the clinical commissioning groups with greatest improvements and biggest declines in patient access to GP services over the last three years, following the annual GP patient survey.

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Landmark reconfiguration held up by capital funding squeeze

FINANCE: Health leaders in Greater Manchester have had to revisit the implementation plans for a landmark reconfiguration of hospital services, partly due to “significant risks” around capital funding.