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Significant savings from mental and physical health integration pioneers

Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.

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Analysis: The areas seeing sustained falls in emergency admissions

Containing and reducing emergency hospital admissions is often seen as the holy grail of sustainable and better integrated healthcare. For most it has been elusive, but HSJ has identified and spoken to several areas which appear to have seen sustained reductions in recent years.

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Revealed: Significant variation in A&E cancer diagnoses across England

Cancer diagnosis in accident and emergency departments are three times more likely in some parts of England than others, HSJ analysis reveals.

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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.

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Patient Safety Awards 2016: Cancer Care

The winners want to improve services, treatment and care at all stages of the cancer journey

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Revealed: Children's services hardest hit by public health cuts

Services aimed at children and young people are bearing the brunt of cuts to public health spending by local authorities, an HSJ investigation has revealed.

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Temporary solution in Lancashire hospitals' robot wars

ACUTE CARE: NHS England has agreed to commission some robotic surgery from an acute trust in the North West, on the condition that the equipment could be moved elsewhere as part of an ongoing review.

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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

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North by North West: Quick end to 'major new chapter'

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: Reconfiguration by the backdoor

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&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

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Exclusive: Rocketing death rate provokes calls for national investigation

Public health experts have called for investigation after statistics showed the biggest increase in the national death rate for several decades in 2015.

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Vast improvements recognised at Calderstones

PERFORMANCE: A learning disability hospital which will be forced to close in the next three years is expected to receive a “good” rating from the Care Quality Commission next week.

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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Trusts continue acute care collaboration despite failed vanguard bid

Four acute trusts in Lancashire will continue discussions about sharing services, despite failing to secure ‘vanguard’ status.

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Councils 'running out of time' to prepare for public health cuts

Councils are ‘running out of time’ to make the £200m of in-year cuts to public health budgets announced by the chancellor last month, HSJ’s sister title Local Government Chronicle has been told.

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Care.data to restart this month

The controversial Care.data project is set to restart later this month. Information and opt out forms are due to be sent out to patients in one of the pilot areas.

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Osborne announces £200m cut to public health budgets

The Department of Health is to consult on an in-year cut of £200m to council controlled public health budgets.

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Trust with 'sound financial record' forecasts £22m deficit

FINANCE: East Lancashire Hospitals Trust has forecast a deficit of more than £22m for this year.

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Occupational therapists join paramedics on some 999 calls

WORKFORCE: An ambulance service and acute trust in the North West have launched a pilot project in which occupational therapists respond to ‘low level’ 999 calls alongside paramedics.