NHS Bolton CCG

Bolton Town Hall

Bolton sees slight decline in covid patients

The number of covid inpatients at Royal Bolton Hospital has declined slightly over the weekend.

Bolton Town Hall

Trust reports sharp spike in covid patients

An acute hospital in Greater Manchester is now experiencing a spike in coronavirus patients, following weeks of high infection rates in the community.


Distance not always factor in ambulance response times

There is significant variation in ambulance response times to patients with serious conditions such as suspected strokes or heart attacks, which is not fully explained by how rural an area is, an HSJ analysis has revealed.


Greater Manchester must ‘deeply recognise’ its A&E problem

The need for Greater Manchester to improve its performance against the accident and emergency target needs to be “deeply recognised” — and lessons learned from the slower than expected impact of the region’s prevention work, one of its senior leaders had told HSJ.

Jackie Bene

Highly regarded CEO to step down

A highly regarded chief executive has announced she will step down in March next year.


Revealed: The new CCG ratings

Sixty-three clinical commissioning groups have seen their overall performance ratings change over the past year, according to NHS England’s latest assessment framework.

Donna Hall

‘Trendy’ leadership talk on Twitter goes unpractised, says NHS chair

The chair of an acute trust has criticised leaders who regularly talk about “trendy relational models” on social media without them being practically demonstrated in their own organisations.


NHS threatened with Spanish nurse exodus

NHS trusts are at greater risk of losing Spanish nursing staff over other nationalities under a no-deal Brexit, due to a little-known regulatory problem, HSJ has learnt.


Council chief executive set to lead CCG

The chief executive of a council in Greater Manchester is set to take over the leadership of the local clinical commissioning group, HSJ has learned.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Where is Greater Manchester's transformation?

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.

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.

rural houses

Revealed: 'Ludicrous' CCG variation for care at home

There is dramatic variation across England in the rate of people with serious long-term conditions being approved to receive NHS-funded care at home.

Town hall sign

Council chiefs to take on leadership of several CCGs

The leadership of four more clinical commissioning groups in Greater Manchester is set to merge with their corresponding local authority by the end of next year.

Annette Walker

Award winning CCG finance director joins acute trust

The finance director of a clinical commissioning group in Greater Manchester has been appointed to the same role at the local acute trust.

Eamonn Boylan

NHS will not be 'subsumed' by Greater Manchester Combined Authority

A “significant amount” of health and care commissioning in Greater Manchester will be done by provider organisations in future, the new chief executive of the region’s combined authority has said.

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.

Children face ‘heart breaking’ delays for dental surgery

Leaders in Greater Manchester have drawn up plans to address a crisis in children’s dental services.

Parliament, policy, politician, government

Ministers accused of 'preventing real NHS devolution'

Ministers have been accused of “preventing devolution of healthcare budgets and powers” in a new report.


Landmark reconfiguration held up by capital funding squeeze

FINANCE: Health leaders in Greater Manchester have had to revisit the implementation plans for a landmark reconfiguration of hospital services, partly due to “significant risks” around capital funding.

Call centre

CCG 'switches off' 111 divert

PERFORMANCE: A divert to the 111 telephone service in Bolton has been “switched off” due to concerns about the time taken to answer calls, HSJ has learned.