NHS Greater Preston CCG

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

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.

Royal Preston hospital

Senior A&E medics 'ashamed' of trust execs

Consultants have written to a teaching trust’s directors and taken to social media to raise concerns about its struggling emergency services, which have been among the worst performing in England against the four-hour target.

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Exclusive: CCG inefficiencies 'blocking' access to IVF

Commissioning inefficiencies are said to be “blocking” patients’ access to IVF, as new data reveals some areas are spending at least twice as much as others on a single cycle of fertility treatment.

Amanda Doyle

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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Royal Preston hospital

Four senior resignations at struggling hospital trust

Four senior operations staff at a struggling acute trust have handed in their resignations, with one citing the extreme pressures she and other staff have had to cope with, sources have told HSJ.

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North by North West: Senior resignations heap pressure on teaching trust

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North by North West: Escaping the A&E chopping block

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: The devo gloss comes off

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: A fresh start for Liverpool

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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Multiple leadership changes at northern CCGs

Leadership changes are taking place at several clinical commissioning groups in the North West, HSJ has learned.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Goodbye CCGs, hello SCFs

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: Carving up Greater Manchester

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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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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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Radiologist guilty of 'audacious' contract scam

A consultant radiologist has pleaded guilty to defrauding the NHS out of £24,000 after consistently carrying out additional contract work within his normal working hours.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards shortlist revealed

The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: The gritty detail of STPs that leaders fear

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: Skilling up the dinner ladies

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