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.
NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.
An increasing number of clinical commissioning groups are considering the introduction of controversial minimum waiting times for “non urgent” NHS procedures, despite clinical and legal concerns, HSJ has learned.
Leadership changes are taking place at several clinical commissioning groups in the North West, HSJ has learned.
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.
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.
Thousands of patients could be forced into residential care as a result of clinical commissioning groups restricting funding for care at home, data shared with HSJ reveals.
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
Leaders in Greater Manchester have drawn up plans to address a crisis in children’s dental services.
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.
Three councils in Greater Manchester have launched a tender process for their sexual health services, which are currently run by NHS providers.
PERFORMANCE: A number of performance triggers have been drafted which could allow NHS England to “intervene” in the Greater Manchester devolution arrangements.
Council leaders in Greater Manchester have had “exploratory discussions” with private investors as they seek capital investment for the NHS.
About 300 commissioning support staff for Greater Manchester are set to be formally transferred to a clinical commissioning group at the end of the month.
STUCTURE: Primary care providers across Greater Manchester could start operating population based contracts in shadow form from as early as April, HSJ understands.
NHS England will remain responsible for many of the budgets being delegated to Greater Manchester under the devolution programme as it is employing the region’s new chief officer.
Councils and clinical commissioning groups in Greater Manchester are being encouraged to integrate their commissioning functions, as part of the region’s devolution project.
Commissioners are exploring whether they can form a new contract for emergency ambulance services across Greater Manchester.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.