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Government interrogates prices to stymie £200m-plus drugs overspend

Government has begun intensively monitoring new information on the generic drug market to try to stymie additional costs which are running into hundreds of millions of pounds, HSJ has been told.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: The NHS's new Cinderella service

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 on 0207 6089058, or send a direct message on Twitter.

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New Kirkup report criticises regulators for failing to spot care scandal

Regulators and commissioners have been criticised by an independent review after it took four years to identify serious care failings at Liverpool Community Health Trust.

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Revealed: Trust tried to hide poor care and patient harm

An NHS community provider sought to “conceal” serious care failings and multiple cases of patient harm, as it made deep cost improvement savings in a bid for foundation trust status.

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North by North West: Time to bite the bullet on reconfiguration

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. Contact me in confidence here, or by sending a direct message on Twitter.

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One in three NHS 111 queries could be handled by algorithms

NHS England is urging local commissioners to purchase digital NHS 111 services, with a report predicting more than a third of 111 calls will be triaged by online algorithms.

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North by North West: Leaked report exposes prison misery

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

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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Winner of troubled community services contract named

Liverpool’s troubled community services will be run by a mental health provider from November, after its bid for the contract was preferred to that of the city’s children’s trust.

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National leaders warned over lack of services for personality disorders

A coroner has warned national health leaders about a lack of commissioned services to support patients with borderline personality disorder.

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Moving trust to new hospital is 'best suboptimal solution'

A clinical review has found plans to move maternity services in Liverpool offer the ‘best suboptimal solution’ for patients in the city.

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Roundtable: How telehealth can help with home care

Telemonitoring is providing a new way of caring for long-term patients while making more efficient use of NHS resources

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Two leaders quit under fire CCG

The chief officer and finance director have resigned from their roles at Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, which has been under fire over governance and pay.

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CCG bosses told their pay is 'significantly higher' than peers

NHS England is to update its guidance on pay for clinical commissioning groups after a review found “significantly higher” remuneration levels at Liverpool CCG.

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Largest ever CCG merger paused for at least a year

The biggest ever proposed clinical commissioning group merger has been paused for at least a year, the three Merseyside CCGs involved have said.

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CCG vice-chair resigns after pay rise review uncovers 'weak governance'

The vice-chair of Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group has resigned after an investigation into pay increases uncovered weaknesses in governance and management of conflicts of interest.

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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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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

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NHSI blocked contract despite repeated assurances, says city mayor

Leaders in Liverpool were twice given assurances that inspection concerns about a community provider would not stop it taking over a major contract, before regulators changed their mind, HSJ has been told by the city’s mayor.

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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