NHS Blackpool CCG

Amanda Doyle

CCGs to share accountable officer

Two clinical commissioning groups in Lancashire have moved to a shared leadership arrangement after the retirement of one of the accountable officers.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital

'Clear irregularities' in recruitment of trust chair

Regulators have been asked to provide new guidance on board appointments after concerns were raised about “clear irregularities” in the recruitment of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust’s new chair.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Blood boils over pathology plan

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

Blackpool

Updated: Teaching trust asks council for £27m loan

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is seeking a loan of £27m from its local council because it can offer better interest rates than the Department of Health and Social Care.

Blackpool

Exclusive: Advanced health economies reject terms of 'system control totals'

Leaders in the most “advanced” health economies have rejected national bodies’ terms for signing up to system-wide financial control totals, HSJ understands.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Can we trust the vanguard numbers?

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

Sunderland

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.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

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

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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Corrected: Vanguard areas saw fall in GP referral rate last year, analysis shows

Areas covered by new care model vanguards saw a fall in the GP referral rate during 2016 and 2017, and very slightly lower growth in emergency admission rates than the rest of England, analysis by HSJ indicates.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

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

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: A fresh start for Liverpool

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

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

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

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Carving up Greater Manchester

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England from Lawrence Dunhill

Bolton Town Hall

GP quality – North: Greater Manchester and surrounds lags rest of region

Exclusive analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that the majority of the worst performing areas for primary care are within a 40 mile radius of Manchester.

morecambe bay lancashire

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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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.

Dave west expert briefing

The Commissioner: The road to reconfiguration

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable weekly insight for commissioners, by Dave West

Dame Fiona Caldicott

Caldicott: 'Considerable' public support for data sharing

There is “considerable” public support for sharing anonymised health data with third parties, according to the unpublished findings of national data guardian Dame Fiona Caldicott.

Lawrence dunhill

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

CCG looks into spike in spending with private provider

FINANCE: Commissioners in Blackpool are investigating a sharp increase in activity and costs with a private provider, despite GP referrals only rising slightly.