The must read stories and talking points from Thursday
- Today’s inspiration: NHS England (with NICE) can win in court
- Today’s commissioning shuffle: Multiple leadership changes at northern CCGs
- Today’s risk: Trust faces special measures amid quality and bullying concerns
Trust faces special measures
It’s tough going in the NHS in Cornwall. Acute services have long been a problem area, it’s in the capped expenditure programme, and its clinical commissioning group has been in quite a mess too.
Glimmers of hope have largely come to naught.
Now the Royal Cornwall is recommended for quality special measures by the Care Quality Commission, in what is a pretty critical report even by those standards.
Kathy Byrne moved over from Australia to be chief executive in April 2016. She is looking to establish an accountable care structure – presumably to whip the out-of-hospital system into shape – but it seems there remains quite a challenge inside hospital too.
Commissioning shuffle in the North West
Jan Ledward, previously chief of two Lancashire CCGs, moves over two Liverpool CCGs – from where Katherine Sheerin departed in difficult circumstances the summer.
Her Lancs roles are filled in the interim by a chief officer moving out of Oldham – where, being in Greater Manchester, there are moves afoot to be joined at the head with local government.