NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG

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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.

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Single trust accounts for nearly a quarter of 'trolley waits'

NHS England has raised concerns with Greater Manchester’s devolution team over the continuing high number of 12 hour “trolley waits” at Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust.

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.

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'Inadequate' trust secures £40m support package

Commissioners in Greater Manchester have agreed to provide £40m of additional revenue funding to the troubled Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust over the next two years.

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CCGs defend response to maternal deaths at 'inadequate' trust

Local commissioners have defended their response to a review of maternal deaths at Pennine Acute Hospitals in 2014, after “enduring” problems were revealed in a shocking report.

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Devo Manc leaders seek 'best deal' for trust turnaround

Leaders in Greater Manchester have said they need to be “realistic” about the level of central support offered to the turnaround efforts at Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust.

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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.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: 'Left to die alone'

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

Children face 'heart breaking' delays for dental surgery

Leaders in Greater Manchester have drawn up plans to address a crisis in children’s dental services.

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Greater Manchester CCGs working towards single commissioning team

Commissioning chiefs are working on plans for a potential single management team and decision making body for health and social care services across three boroughs in Greater Manchester.

Dr Gillian Fairfield

Former Pennine Acute chief 'very sorry' for speed of turnaround

QUALITY: The former chief executive of Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust has apologised for not tackling the organisation’s problems more quickly.

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Major acute trust to be rated inadequate

QUALITY: A large acute trust in Greater Manchester is set to be rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission, HSJ understands.

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Landmark reconfiguration held up by capital funding squeeze

FINANCE: Health leaders in Greater Manchester have had to revisit the implementation plans for a landmark reconfiguration of hospital services, partly due to “significant risks” around capital funding.

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Two major trusts could give up 'sovereignty' to hospital chain

The “hospital chain” being developed in Greater Manchester looks set to have two separate categories of members – with two major NHS trusts relinquishing a greater degree of sovereignty than others.

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Trust reports dozens of 12 hour trolley waits in single month

PERFORMANCE: Around 70 emergency patients waited more than 12 hours to be admitted at an acute trust in Greater Manchester in a single month.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Will savings require job cuts?

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

Gillian Fairfield

Trust leaders accused of focusing on 'institutional preservation'

The leader of Manchester City Council has accused the former management of Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust of focusing on “institutional preservation”.

Lawrence dunhill

North by North West: Reconfiguration by the backdoor

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

Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust

Trust silent over status of operations director

A troubled acute trust in Greater Manchester has refused to comment on the apparent departure of its director of operations.

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A&E failure may trigger national intervention in Manchester devolution

PERFORMANCE: A number of performance triggers have been drafted which could allow NHS England to “intervene” in the Greater Manchester devolution arrangements.