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Urgent cancer cases cancelled at North West trust

Some urgent cancer treatments have been cancelled in Cheshire due to the rising covid pressures, HSJ has learned.

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NHS England rejects four-way merger and insists on one CCG for 2.7m people

NHS England has rejected plans to merge four clinical commissioning groups in north Merseyside – insisting the merger must also include the five other CCGs in the wider health system, HSJ has learned.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Mental Health Service Redesign Initiative

Covering the populations of Cheshire East and Vale Royal (7,000 people accessing specialist mental health services), this redesign is centred on service users, providers and commissioners working together to transform services for people severely affected by mental health problems, to improve:

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Mortality rates creep back up in several health systems

Mortality rates have crept back up in some health and care systems, amid an overall decline in deaths across England.

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Reducing delayed discharge with real time data

A discharge to assess project, led by the then South Cheshire CCG, winner of the Connecting Services and Information category at the 2019 HSJ Awards, created a single system-wide portal that provides real-time data on patient status. Jennifer Trueland finds out how it has improved patient and staff experience

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Former NHS chief executive to retire

A former chief executive of the NHS, Sir Duncan Nichol, is to retire after 56 years working in the health service.

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HSJ Awards 2019: Connecting services and information award

WINNER: South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group – A platform for telling your story once

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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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Revealed: Additional payments push senior payoffs above NHS limit

Several senior staff at clinical commissioning groups have left with payments above the £160,000 cap as their redundancy payoffs are being topped off with payments in lieu.

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Revealed: Two regions dominate rankings for late cancer diagnosis

Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data.

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The CCGs with the most procurement challenges revealed

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black. This week by correspondent Nick Carding.

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Acute CEO role for boss within provider 'chain'

A senior manager who led part of a new hospital chain in Greater Manchester has been appointed chief executive of a small acute trust.

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Exclusive: CCG inefficiencies 'blocking' access to IVF

Commissioning inefficiencies are said to be “blocking” patients’ access to IVF, as new data reveals some areas are spending at least twice as much as others on a single cycle of fertility treatment.

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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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Four CCGs appoint single leader

Four clinical commissioning groups in Cheshire have appointed a single accountable officer, ahead of a planned merger by 2020.

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North by North West: How to solve a problem like East Cheshire

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. This week by Rebecca Thomas, who covers Cheshire.

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Revealed: One in 10 CCGs flout key NHS spending pledge

One in 10 clinical commissioning groups have cut their mental health spending according to new figures from NHS England, more than double the previous year.

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Exclusive: CCGs U-turn on ‘de-humanising’ funding policies after legal threat

Thirteen clinical commissioning groups have performed a U-turn on “de-humanising” funding policies, after being threatened with legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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North by North West: Cheshire and Merseyside trails on GP access

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. This week by Rebecca Thomas, who covers Cheshire, and Lawrence Dunhill, who covers Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester

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Trust pulls out of £25m transport contract

An ambulance trust plans to pull out of a five year patient transport contract that it says is “unsustainable” without extra funding.