NHS Halton CCG

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North by North West: Virgin deal exposes council rifts

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

Macclesfield district general hospital

Leaked STP document reveals A&E downgrade plans

The sustainability and transformation plan for Cheshire and Mersey includes the downgrade of at least one accident and emergency department, along with a major consolidation of elective care, according to a document obtained by HSJ.

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Newcastle upon Tyne trust scoops three HSJ Awards

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has scooped three prizes at the HSJ Awards 2015.

Cheshire

Revealed: Second commissioning support tender winner

The second tender for commissioning support services awarded via NHS England’s procurement framework has gone to Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit.

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Regional health powers included in Liverpool devolution bid

The Liverpool City Region has declared it wants to explore taking greater control of health functions, including creating a ‘local leadership role’ for ‘performance oversight’.

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Special report: Estates are the NHS's firm foundation

Estates management must be seen as an important function

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CCGs must buy external support services, NHS England says

NHS England has told clinical commissioning groups in the north to jointly go to market to procure vital support services.

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Trust told to improve mental health services

PERFORMANCE: Commissioners have told 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust to boost its performance in for improving access to psychological therapies services

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Trust forced to place mentally unwell children out of area

MENTAL HEALTH: Some young people with mental health problems have been placed in inpatient units out of the 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust’s remit because of lack of space in its own child and adolescent mental health services.

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Trust revises infection control after suspected Ebola case

PERFORMANCE: Warrington and Halton Hospitals Foundation Trust has bolstered its infection control policies following the treatment of a suspected Ebola patient.

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Construction of new mental health facility underway

STRUCTURE: Building work has begun on a mental health facility in Leigh as part of 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust.

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CCGs taking on full primary care co-commissioning powers revealed

NHS England has revealed the 64 clinical commissioning groups that will take full control of their local primary care budgets from April.

Manchester

Exclusive: Jobs at risk as NHS England rejects two CSU bids

Two commissioning support units have not made it on to NHS England’s procurement framework, placing their viability and the futures of around 2,200 staff in doubt, HSJ has learned

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Integration Summit: Family fortunes

How nutritional intervention can turn around troubled families’ lives

Halton CCG sets aside £0.5m for ‘hub and spoke’ rehab service

FINANCE: Halton clinical commissioning group will contribute £551,000 to the development of a “hub and spoke” rehabilitation service organised across three hospitals, its 2013-15 commissioning strategy states.

Halton CCG authorised with conditions

STRUCTURE: Halton CCG has been authorised this month, with five conditions imposed on its authorisation.

Four directors appointed for Merseyside LAT

WORKFORCE: The NHS Commissioning Board has appointed four directors for its Merseyside Local Area Team.

Joint MD appointed to Cheshire and Merseyside CSUs

WORKFORCE: Tim Andrews has been announced as managing director of the Merseyside Commissioning Support Unit.

St Helens and Knowsley FT bid 'escalated' to Department of Health

PERFORMANCE: St Helens and Knowsley’s bid for foundation trust status has been “escalated” for Department of Health scrutiny, after the trust’s progress along the FT pipeline was red-rated for three months in a row.

Incomplete pathways increase at NHS Halton and St Helens

PERFORMANCE: Halton and St Helens PCT has seen an increase in patients waiting for treatment, with 7 per cent more than planned in April, shows a report to the NHS Merseyside PCT cluster.