NHS Central Manchester CCG

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Revealed: More older people waiting in pain for urgent hip operations

More older patients are waiting too long in hospital before treatment for painful and crippling hip fractures, new data reveals, potentially undermining “compassion and dignity” for patients.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Mega-trust on the rise has problems within

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Exclusive: Second ACO contract delayed amid fears of 'unrealistic deadlines'

Commissioners in Manchester will delay the launch of a new accountable care contract amid concerns over “unrealistic deadlines”, HSJ has learned.

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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.

Wythenshawe Hospital

Regulator clears landmark teaching hospitals merger

The Competition and Markets Authority has cleared the planned merger of two major teaching trusts in Manchester.

Nick Timmins

Why Getting it Right First Time is easier said than done

GIRFT has the potential to improve clinical performance but it must overcome a couple of stumbling blocks first, writes Nick Timmins

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Exclusive: Single bid for biggest ever NHS contract

A single bid - from a consortium of existing providers - has been received for an enormous integrated care contract which would be the largest ever let in the NHS, HSJ can reveal.

North Manchester General Hospital

Competition authority 'looks to clear' landmark trust merger

The Competition and Markets Authority has accepted that financial pressures on the NHS have “dampened the role of competition”, and says the impact on patient choice of the proposed merger of two large teaching trust in Manchester is “likely to be limited”.

Wythenshawe Hospital

Landmark city hospital merger expects to save £100m

Health leaders in Manchester have estimated that the large scale merger of the city’s acute hospitals will save more than £100m by 2021.

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Merger probe should consider wider financial context, trusts argue

An investigation by the competition regulator into the proposed merger of Manchester’s teaching hospitals should be viewed in the context of the financial deterioration and reduced autonomy of NHS foundation trusts, they have argued.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: The £6bn contract

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

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.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: The unproven case for extended GP access

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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Landmark merger creates largest CCG in the north

The merger and senior leadership team to create the largest clinical commissioning group in the north of England has been confirmed.

Manchester

Major trust merger faces investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority has launched an investigation into the planned merger of two large acute trusts in Manchester.

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Greater Manchester devolution team to cost £8m a year

The health and care devolution team in Greater Manchester will operate with an annual budget of £7.7m, which will largely be spent on staff salaries.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

Following the Money: Shifting risk to commissioners, and no more sandwiches

HSJ’s weekly email briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black

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Leading vanguards not ready to take on new GP contract

All six areas working with NHS England to develop the new MCP contract for GPs have told HSJ they will not be ready to take it on by April, despite the national body’s original intention.

Manchester

Regional review set to consider major overhaul of CCGs

Leaders in Greater Manchester want to commission an independent review of the current commissioning arrangements in the region.

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NHS England sets new rules for CCG mergers

Clinical commissioning group mergers must create footprints that help deliver sustainability and transformation plans, and which are “future proofed” for the emergence of accountable care providers, under new NHS England guidance.