Acute trusts are expected to be told they cannot keep mental health patients who are waiting for a bed or assessment within their accident and emergency department, HSJ understands.
An “integrated care provider” of a range of services including core general practice is due to be established in a major new housing development.
The leader of Greater Manchester’s health and care devolution project will report to the regulators’ new regional director for the North West, in what some see as another dilution of the region’s relative autonomy.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay