NHS Knowsley CCG

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

VAT risk for major Manchester contract

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: Crashing the devo party

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 £6bn contract

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

Bolton Town Hall

GP quality – North: Greater Manchester and surrounds lags rest of region

Exclusive analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that the majority of the worst performing areas for primary care are within a 40 mile radius of Manchester.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: The unproven case for extended GP access

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

Liverpool

CCGs secure block contracts worth £1.5bn

Commissioners in Merseyside have agreed block contracts with six NHS trusts over the next two years, which will be worth a combined total of £1.5bn.

GP

Primary care funding: the risers and fallers

Four clinical commissioning group areas will see a large portion of their primary care funding increase by more than 10 per cent next year.

Waiting room

Analysis: Size, spread and form of large scale GP groups

HSJ has collated the most comprehensive picture so far of England’s GP networks, federations and super practices.

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.

Surgeon, surgery, surgical tools,

Investigation: ‘Unwarranted and unfair’ disparity in elective surgery revealed

Wide variations in elective surgery rates among the most affluent and deprived areas in England raise serious questions about the use of NHS resources, a leading public health expert has warned.

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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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

Child in hospital

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.

Dr Steve Evans

Merseyside trust appoints new medical director

WORKFORCE: Aintree University Hospital Foundation Trust has appointed a new medical director.

Building site roof

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.

Liverpool seafront

Liverpool Women's medical director resigns

WORKFORCE: The medical director of Liverpool Women’s Hospital Foundation Trust has stepped down from his post.

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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.

Vast amounts of data can lead to "information overload"

Trusts combine to pioneer open source patient records project

Trusts to pioneer open source patient records system

Liverpool seafront

Capita in NHS staff data breach

WORKFORCE: The outsourcing firm Capita has been responsible for a breach of NHS employees’ personal data in Liverpool, HSJ can reveal.

Liverpool seafront

Exclusive: CSU boss suspended amid governance investigation

A commissioning support unit managing director has been suspended from work for more than two months, HSJ has learned.