To bridge the divide between primary and secondary care, a CCG has rolled out a new advice and guidance service that gives GPs access to a national network of consultants, reports Claire Read
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.
Nearly a quarter of clinical commissioning groups are spending less than the estimated sum needed to provide proper care to seriously ill mental health patients, according to a new analysis by HSJ.
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Sir David Dalton says a troubled hospital trust in Greater Manchester has made “incredible” improvements, despite receiving only a “fraction” of the financial support offered to struggling trusts in the south east.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leaders in Greater Manchester want to commission an independent review of the current commissioning arrangements in the region.
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
Leaders in Greater Manchester have drawn up plans to address a crisis in children’s dental services.
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.
QUALITY: The former chief executive of Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust has apologised for not tackling the organisation’s problems more quickly.
QUALITY: A large acute trust in Greater Manchester is set to be rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission, HSJ understands.
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.
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.