Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has announced plans to reconfigure its children’s heart surgery services in order to meet NHS England standards and futureproof its service.
The leader of an outstanding clinical commissioning group is to become the chief officer of its struggling neighbour.
A commissioning support unit is to be turned into a community interest company owned by its CCG customers, according to the region’s sustainability and transformation plan.
Public sector leaders should set a target for ”radically” increasing preventative spending and create a dedicated investment pot for it, according to a commission chaired by the Public Health England chief executive.
The managing director of the North of England Commissioning Support Unit has been appointed as chief executive for Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, and will do both jobs.
The longest serving NHS chief executive has said he would be worried that managing a hospital chain would result in him taking his “eye off the ball”.
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, becoming the first teaching hospital in the country to receive the regulator’s top rating.
STRUCTURE: Plans are being drawn up to turn the North East’s commissioning support unit into a company owned by its customer CCGs.
Newcastle upon Tyne Foundation Trust is to help run children’s services and potentially other specialties in north Cumbria.
Public Health England chief executive Duncan Selbie has been appointed chair of the North East’s commission for health and social care integration.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
More than half of clinical commissioning group leaders would like NHS England to lift its informal ban on CCGs merging, an HSJ survey reveals.
Two of England’s biggest clinical commissioning groups have called for NHS England to account for the huge cuts to some councils’ adult social care spending in deciding NHS allocations for the coming years.
Several major city regions in the north of England have decided health and care will play no major part in their bids for devolved powers, HSJ has learned.
The NHS’s longest serving chief executive, who has just marked 50 years in the service, says regulation and unreasonable expectations are making senior leaders’ roles more difficult than at any other point in his career.
COMMERCIAL: The North of England Commissioning Support has been recognised at the European Shared Services and Outsourcing Network Excellence Awards.
STRUCTURE: The first new clinical commissioning group formed as a result of a merger comes into operation today.
FINANCE: Northumberland Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust plans is to loan £3m from the Department of Health’s independent trust finance facility to cover a shortage of funds for capital projects this year.
A NHS England sub-region directors is leaving to join private health firm Optum, while another of the posts has been filled by a former primary care trust chief executive.