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  • Blackpool one use 26 Feb

    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.

  • The Christie

    Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust


    Each trust placed in one of four categories based on the level of support they require from NHS Improvement Trusts will be formally categorised next month as part of the regulator’s new “single oversight framework” Thirty-five out of 238 trusts will have “maximum autonomy” See every rating in the

  • Cardiac surgery

    Three trusts set to lose specialist heart surgery


    NHS England announces winners and losers in which trusts provide congenital heart defect services Central Manchester, Royal Brompton and Leicester set to have work transferred to other sites Swathe of trust to cease “occasional” procedures after NHS England sets out new standards Work follows 15

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    Expert Briefing

    North by North West: Vanguard cuts for Cheshire and Wirral


    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

  • Nurses pushing trolley

    Worst A&E performance since targets began


    A E performance for full A E departments worst since targets were introduced Attendances up by a quarter, admissions up by more than half Thinktank warns performance could deteriorate further if more funding not found The English NHS has recorded its worst yearly results for four hour

  • Lawrence dunhill
    Expert Briefing

    North by North West: A&E in the spotlight


    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

  • Blackpool lights
    HSJ Local

    CCG looks into spike in spending with private provider


    Blackpool CCG says Spire Healthcare’s activity and costs increased by 25 per cent, despite referrals increasing by just 3 per cent There have previously been issues between the two organisations, with Spire making an official complaint in 2013 that the CCG was directing patients away from

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    HSJ Local

    Trust challenges decision to hand contract to private firm


    COMMERICAL: An NHS trust has challenged commissioners in Lancashire over the awarding of community equipment contract to a private provider.

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    HSJ Local

    Morecambe Bay vanguard sets out ‘accountable care’ ambition


    Better Care Together project is part of the national vanguard programme Work seen as crucial to future of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay FT Current system “trapped in annual contracting cycles” and payment models with the wrong incentives STRUCTURE: Health leaders in Morecambe Bay will

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    Revealed: Trusts' estimated savings potential


    By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.