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City’s NHS tells councillors it will vaccinate whole population by July

A city which has seen high levels of covid-19 infection and mortality through much of the pandemic has declared it plans to vaccinate its entire adult population by July — a target months ahead of national ambitions.

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Health inequalities and covid-19 - our greatest challenge

How the NHS, local government and others in West Yorkshire are trying to mitigate the greater threat from covid-19 to more deprived and excluded groups.

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Yorkshire authorities charter plane to deliver PPE from China

Supplies of personal protective equipment for health and social care staff in parts of Yorkshire are running so low that local authorities have joined forces to charter a plane from China to deliver the desperately needed equipment.

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Batch of CCG mergers approved for next year

NHS England has approved a first tranche of clinical commissioning group mergers for April 2020, but has declined to say which ones.

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Mapped: Sweeping CCG mergers planned for next year

HSJ’s map shows the 86 clinical commissioning groups proposing mergers in 2020, in what looks set to be the largest NHS consolidation for more than a decade.

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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.

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Long-serving CEO switches to teaching hospital

A long-serving chief executive in the north west has been appointed to run a teaching hospital and health economy in Yorkshire, HSJ has learned.

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The biggest set of mergers for a decade

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.

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CCGs under strain again from generic drug prices

The number of generic drugs being sold above national tariff rose to its highest rate in over two years at the start of 2019, despite national efforts to cut this number.

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Early cancer diagnosis rates drop in several areas

The proportion of cancers being diagnosed at an early stage has dropped in several areas across England, according to recently released data.

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CCGs battle to reduce A&E cancer diagnoses

The variation in the rates of cancers diagnosed in A&E departments across England is narrowing according to the latest data but some areas still have rates nearly double other parts of the country.

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IT systems for dozens of GP practices down for a week

Dozens of GP practices in West Yorkshire have been without basic IT systems for eight days after an air conditioning unit failed.

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Government ranks areas on health and social care joint working

A league table rating performance on patient flow between the boundaries of health and social care has been published, as the Care Quality Commission announces it will continue local area reviews ahead of possible inspections of council commissioning.

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STP moves towards shared control total

Leaders across a sustainability and transformation partnership are drafting a new agreement that could lead to the organisations in the STP sharing a control total.

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STP region aims for huge savings across elective care

Commissioning leaders are aiming to save £50m a year by standardising policies in elective care across their sustainability and transformation partnership footprint.

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Vanguard GP provider expands into fifth STP patch

One of the largest scale GP providers in England has expanded in to a fifth sustainability and transformation partnership footprint.

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CCGs to join up for STP-wide commissioning

All the clinical commissioning groups across a sustainability and transformation plan footprint have signed up to form a commissioning committee covering the whole patch.

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Big STP plots 'accountable care organisations' across 2.5m patch

New “accountable care organisations” will strengthen commissioning services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, according to its published sustainability and transformation plan.

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Seven councils reject STP submissions

Local authorities in London and Yorkshire have said they cannot sign up to their areas’ sustainability and transformation plans due to concerns about hospital reconfiguration and transparency.