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Trolley waits soar to record high

Hospitals saw a record spike in trolley waits last month as major emergency departments recorded their worst performance since records began, according to NHS England data published today.


High profile vanguard faces threat of industrial action

A vanguard project in Greater Manchester is facing a threat of industrial action by staff affected by the new care model.


Fears over 'loss of momentum' for new care models as funding shifts

There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.

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Council chiefs to take on leadership of several CCGs

The leadership of four more clinical commissioning groups in Greater Manchester is set to merge with their corresponding local authority by the end of next year.


Corrected: Vanguard areas saw fall in GP referral rate last year, analysis shows

Areas covered by new care model vanguards saw a fall in the GP referral rate during 2016 and 2017, and very slightly lower growth in emergency admission rates than the rest of England, analysis by HSJ indicates.

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NHS leaders forced to scale back ACO plans

NHS leaders across Greater Manchester have had to scale back ambitions to hand new care model contracts to two new accountable care organisations, HSJ has learned.

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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.

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What's new in care models: Should Staffordshire's £1.2bn contracts be abandoned?

It has been a huge week in new care models and health policy generally. There are at least three things I could have written about at length this week.


Vanguard area plans to create new 'care trust'

Stockport Foundation Trust and the borough council are to create a new “care trust” to run the area’s multispecialty community provider contract.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Skilling up the dinner ladies

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.


MCP vanguard looks to take on A&E

Leaders of a high profile vanguard project in Greater Manchester have moved away from the standard multispecialty community provider model by opting to include significant aspects of acute hospital care.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Talking job cuts

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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North West trust in turnaround scheme could cut workforce by 7pc

WORKFORCE: A hospital trust in the first wave of a national turnaround programme has announced plans that could reduce its staffing establishment by 7 per cent.


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.

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Salford 'appears' favourite to be cancer surgery centre

STRUCTURE: Commissioners in Greater Manchester are likely to choose Salford Royal Foundation Trust as the single site for some specialised cancer services, according to local leaders.

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Manchester vanguards will not access national fund

The new care model vanguards being developed in Greater Manchester will need to be funded from the region’s already allocated transformation fund, not the national pot.

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Councils tender sexual health contracts ahead of Greater Manchester deal

Three councils in Greater Manchester have launched a tender process for their sexual health services, which are currently run by NHS providers.

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A&E failure may trigger national intervention in Manchester devolution

PERFORMANCE: A number of performance triggers have been drafted which could allow NHS England to “intervene” in the Greater Manchester devolution arrangements.

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700 community staff to be transferred twice in months

WORKFORCE: More than 700 community staff in Greater Manchester will have to transfer to a new employer twice in quick succession.