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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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Stephen Childs

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.

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Revealed: More older people waiting in pain for urgent hip operations

More older patients are waiting too long in hospital before treatment for painful and crippling hip fractures, new data reveals, potentially undermining “compassion and dignity” for patients.

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Fears over 'loss of momentum' for new care models as funding shifts

There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.

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More than 500 staff to transfer from community to acute trust

More than 500 community services staff will be transferred to an acute trust as part of a £20m contract switch paving the way to an accountable care system.

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NHS England accepts deficit forecasts for 14 CCGs

NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.

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

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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

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CCGs overspend by £60m but only one revises forecast

Local commissioners overspent against their financial plans by nearly £60m in the four months to August, but NHS England still expects them to deliver a near breakeven position by the end of 2017-18.

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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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New CCGs reveal leaders and budgets following split

A chair has been appointed to one of the new clinical commissioning group being formed from the split of Cumbria CCG.

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NHS England approves creation of new CCG

NHS England has approved plans for a clinical commissioning group to split as part of organisational boundary changes in the North West.

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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.

Jackie Daniel

'Determined' Morecambe Bay rated good

A trust that exited special measures in 2015 and was at the centre of a high profile maternity care scandal has now been rated good by the Care Quality Commission.

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Exclusive: Leaked STP calls for £160m for hospital services shake-up

Health leaders in Lancashire and south Cumbria believe £160m is required over the next two financial years to deliver key changes to NHS services, according to a leaked draft of the region’s sustainability and transformation plan.