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Eight CCGs to merge to make ‘really tricky decisions’

System leaders have drawn up plans to merge eight clinical commissioning groups into one organisation, to take some “really tricky decisions”.

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Chief executive makes bid to lead second trust

Creating a “chain” model and shared leadership between providers in Lancashire could enable crucial reconfiguration of clinical services to finally move forward, an acute trust chief executive has told HSJ.

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North by North West: Unpicking the headlines

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North by North West: The region’s most important job

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New CEO pledges to end ‘blame culture’ at troubled trust

The new chief executive of Lancashire’s troubled mental health provider has pledged to tackle a culture in which clinicians feel blamed for errors.

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North by North West: Bill McCarthy's top priorities

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Health system's culture problem goes from 'board to floor'

A culture which saw health and care leaders in Lancashire “take pleasure” in difficulties experienced by their peers had “a direct impact on front line service delivery” and may have contributed to service users attempting suicide, a review has concluded.

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North by North West: Festering relationships harm patients

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Revealed: Why one county saw a third of all 12-hour A&E breaches

Two reviews have uncovered a catalogue of problems with Lancashire’s mental health services, which have led to patients being unlawfully detained in seclusion rooms and a crisis situation developing in the county’s emergency departments.

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CCGs to share accountable officer

Two clinical commissioning groups in Lancashire have moved to a shared leadership arrangement after the retirement of one of the accountable officers.

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North by North West: Blood boils over pathology plan

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Significant savings from mental and physical health integration pioneers

Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.

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Analysis: The areas seeing sustained falls in emergency admissions

Containing and reducing emergency hospital admissions is often seen as the holy grail of sustainable and better integrated healthcare. For most it has been elusive, but HSJ has identified and spoken to several areas which appear to have seen sustained reductions in recent years.

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Revealed: Significant variation in A&E cancer diagnoses across England

Cancer diagnosis in accident and emergency departments are three times more likely in some parts of England than others, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Eight CCGs could be 'taken over' under council proposals

A single entity could be established to commission all health and social care services in Lancashire, with a councillor potentially given the casting vote on its board, a new report has proposed.

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Patient Safety Awards 2016: Cancer Care

The winners want to improve services, treatment and care at all stages of the cancer journey

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Revealed: Children's services hardest hit by public health cuts

Services aimed at children and young people are bearing the brunt of cuts to public health spending by local authorities, an HSJ investigation has revealed.

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Temporary solution in Lancashire hospitals' robot wars

ACUTE CARE: NHS England has agreed to commission some robotic surgery from an acute trust in the North West, on the condition that the equipment could be moved elsewhere as part of an ongoing review.

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North by North West: Vanguard cuts for Cheshire and Wirral

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North by North West: Quick end to 'major new chapter'

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