NHS Chorley and South Ribble CCG

morecambe bay lancashire

Eight CCGs to merge to make ‘really tricky decisions’

System leaders have drawn up plans to merge eight clinical commissioning groups into one organisation, to take some “really tricky decisions”.

kevin

Chief executive makes bid to lead second trust

Creating a “chain” model and shared leadership between providers in Lancashire could enable crucial reconfiguration of clinical services to finally move forward, an acute trust chief executive has told HSJ.

Prison bars

FT to divest under-pressure prison contracts

An NHS trust has told staff it will cease serving five prisons in the north west, amid wider concerns about the state of healthcare services for inmates.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Unpicking the headlines

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: The region’s most important job

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.

Caroline donovan

New CEO pledges to end ‘blame culture’ at troubled trust

The new chief executive of Lancashire’s troubled mental health provider has pledged to tackle a culture in which clinicians feel blamed for errors.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Bill McCarthy's top priorities

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.

lancashire_1

Health system's culture problem goes from 'board to floor'

A culture which saw health and care leaders in Lancashire “take pleasure” in difficulties experienced by their peers had “a direct impact on front line service delivery” and may have contributed to service users attempting suicide, a review has concluded.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Festering relationships harm patients

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.

lancashire_1

Revealed: Why one county saw a third of all 12-hour A&E breaches

Two reviews have uncovered a catalogue of problems with Lancashire’s mental health services, which have led to patients being unlawfully detained in seclusion rooms and a crisis situation developing in the county’s emergency departments.

Royal Preston hospital

Senior A&E medics 'ashamed' of trust execs

Consultants have written to a teaching trust’s directors and taken to social media to raise concerns about its struggling emergency services, which have been among the worst performing in England against the four-hour target.

baby

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.

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.

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.

Royal Preston hospital

Four senior resignations at struggling hospital trust

Four senior operations staff at a struggling acute trust have handed in their resignations, with one citing the extreme pressures she and other staff have had to cope with, sources have told HSJ.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Senior resignations heap pressure on teaching trust

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: 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

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

Jan Leward

Multiple leadership changes at northern CCGs

Leadership changes are taking place at several clinical commissioning groups in the North West, HSJ has learned.