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CCG chief quits after three months in dual post

A council executive who recently took over the leadership of a Greater Manchester clinical commissioning group has resigned with immediate effect.

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North by North West: Blood boils over pathology plan

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

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GPs will be denied pay without proof of employees' training

GPs in part of Greater Manchester have been told by commissioners they will not get paid for health checks without proof that staff are properly trained.

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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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NHS England accepts deficit forecasts for 14 CCGs

NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.

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Exclusive: Multiple CCGs consider minimum waiting times

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.

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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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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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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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Thousands of patients could be forced into care homes due to CCG cuts

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.

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North by North West: Tough times in Southport

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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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.


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.


Devo Manc leaders seek private investment for NHS

Council leaders in Greater Manchester have had “exploratory discussions” with private investors as they seek capital investment for the NHS.

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300 CSU staff to transfer to CCG

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.


Manchester GPs could start ‘shadow’ voluntary contracts from April

STUCTURE: Primary care providers across Greater Manchester could start operating population based contracts in shadow form from as early as April, HSJ understands.

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NHS England ‘tightly in control of the purse strings’ for devo Manc

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.