NHS Morcambe Bay CCG

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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.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

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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Controversial staff transfer gets go-ahead

A controversial transfer of NHS staff has been given the green light despite “significant concerns” being raised about the receiving provider, HSJ has learned.

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Saving babies’ lives

In response to numerous cases of unsafe maternity and neonatal care, many initiatives have been introduced but their implementation remains inconsistent due to lack of training and funding, note James Titcombe and Bill Kirkup

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CCG allocations revealed: The winners and losers

New funding allocations which favour areas of extreme deprivation will see some clinical commissioning groups receive cash growth of up to 15 per cent next year, with others receiving increases of less than 5 per cent.

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University site wins again in controversial pathology shake-up

A university site has again been named as the preferred location for a consolidated pathology service for Lancashire following a second evaluation exercise, HSJ has learned.

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The impact of integrated care systems

The long term NHS plan should set out a road map for the future and earmark resources to accelerate the improvements in health and care that ICSs are leading, writes Chris Ham

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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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Trusts' legal challenge forces council to repeat contract tender

Two NHS trusts will receive £200,000 from a county council after they won a court case over a public health services contract tender, which had been awarded to Virgin Care.

CCG replaces chief officer seconded to ICS

A clinical commissioning group has appointed a new chief officer after its current leader was seconded to the region’s integrated care system.

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North by North West: Blood boils over pathology plan

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CSU director leaves recovering commissioning group

A commissioning support unit managing director has stepped down as interim chief executive of a recovering clinical commissioning group.

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Hunt tells PM: Deserving NHS chiefs are missing out on honours

Jeremy Hunt has written to the prime minister calling for an overhaul of the honours system to help reward leaders who take on challenged NHS trusts, HSJ has been told.

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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.