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Acutes 'carrying all the risk' in city with five specialists - CEO

The long-planned hospital merger in Liverpool is unlikely to create an NHS trust which is financially secure – so there will need to be a rebalancing of funding in the city to help it escape a structural deficit, according to an acute chief executive in the patch.

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North by North West: Not a good look

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Ex-CQC boss appointed as trust chair

A former Care Quality Commission boss has been appointed as chair of Alder Hey Children’s Foundation Trust.

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North by North West: All change at the top

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Clearing ADHD caseload could take 5 years, CCG warns

A CCG has warned it could take five years to return attention deficit hyperactivity disorder assessment wait times to “acceptable levels”.

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Major trust CEO takes hospital job in Qatar

The chief executive of a large acute trust in the north west is set to leave at the end of March after accepting a job to run a hospital in Qatar.

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Trust set to terminate PFI deal for part-built hospital

The PFI contract for the partly-built new Royal Liverpool Hospital is set to be terminated after the Treasury confirmed it would provide funding support.

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Review: Arranging new job for discredited CEO ‘accepted practice at the time’

Regulators who facilitated a secondment job for the chief executive of a scandal hit NHS trust “acted in line with guidelines and accepted practice at the time”, a review has found.

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FT seeks to boost income from medical tourists

A specialist children’s trust has drawn up plans to attract more fee-paying patients from overseas.

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North by North West: Cheshire and Merseyside trails on GP access

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. This week by Rebecca Thomas, who covers Cheshire, and Lawrence Dunhill, who covers Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester

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Revealed: Millions of patients denied access to extended GP hours

More than five million patients have no access to extended GP opening hours with new NHS England data showing those CCGs which are furthest away from meeting national deadline.

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

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Tax regulator scrutinises CCG payments to GPs

HM Revenue and Customs has been scrutinising potential attempts from clinical commissioning groups to minimise GPs’ tax payments, HSJ has learned.

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North by North West: Can we trust the vanguard numbers?

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Private company takes over troubled Liverpool prison contract

A private provider is set to take over the troubled healthcare services at HM Prison Liverpool, under a core contract worth less than what the current NHS provider receives.

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Government interrogates prices to stymie £200m-plus drugs overspend

Government has begun intensively monitoring new information on the generic drug market to try to stymie additional costs which are running into hundreds of millions of pounds, HSJ has been told.

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North by North West: The NHS's new Cinderella service

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New Kirkup report criticises regulators for failing to spot care scandal

Regulators and commissioners have been criticised by an independent review after it took four years to identify serious care failings at Liverpool Community Health Trust.

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Exclusive: Trust tried to hide poor care and patient harm

An NHS community provider sought to “conceal” serious care failings and multiple cases of patient harm, as it made deep cost improvement savings in a bid for foundation trust status.

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North by North West: Time to bite the bullet on reconfiguration

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. Contact me in confidence here, or by sending a direct message on Twitter.