NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG

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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.

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Exclusive: One in four hospital trusts routinely pay suppliers late

More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.

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.

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Exclusive: Variation in children's mental health spend 'seems unjustifiable'

A potentially “unjustifiable” variation in spending on children and young people’s mental health services has raised concerns that cash pledged for these services is not reaching the front line.

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.


Thousands of disabled people forced to wait months for wheelchairs

One in five children and almost one in six adults are waiting more than four months for the wheelchair they need to be delivered.

Harry Quilter-Pinner

'Devo health' is pushing national legislation to its limits

Greater Manchester shows that if local areas can build strong relationships between partners around an ambitious local reform plan, they can make very real progress

Karen James

Ex-Keogh trust rated good after turnaround

A North West trust that was placed in special measures after the 2013 Keogh review has now received a good rating after a Care Quality Commission inspection.

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HSJ's Best of 2016: Expert Briefings

Over Christmas and New Year, we are bringing you a round-up of some of HSJ’s highlights from 2016. Today we look at our Expert Briefing newsletters


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.

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'Ominous' social care warning from leading STP

Health leaders in Greater Manchester have warned that social care funding problems threaten to jeopardise the delivery of their regional plan – despite their £450m transformation fund.

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.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Mad fer mergers

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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What's new in care models: The magic 5 per cent

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View. By integration reporter David Williams.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: A clear view on Greater Manchester

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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Council chief executive to lead CCG after 'symbolic' appointment

LEADERSHIP: A council chief executive has taken over the leadership of a clinical commissioning group in Greater Manchester, following the creation of a single commissioning body.


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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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.