NHS Newcastle North and East CCG


Trust to reconfigure children's heart services

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has announced plans to reconfigure its children’s heart surgery services in order to meet NHS England standards and futureproof its service.

angel of the north

Outstanding CCG leader to run struggling neighbour

The leader of an outstanding clinical commissioning group is to become the chief officer of its struggling neighbour.


Commissioners to take over leading CSU

A commissioning support unit is to be turned into a community interest company owned by its CCG customers, according to the region’s sustainability and transformation plan.

Duncan Selbie

PHE-led panel calls for target to increase preventative spend

Public sector leaders should set a target for ”radically” increasing preventative spending and create a dedicated investment pot for it, according to a commission chaired by the Public Health England chief executive.

Stephen Childs

CSU director named as CCG chief officer

The managing director of the North of England Commissioning Support Unit has been appointed as chief executive for Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, and will do both jobs.

Len Fenwick

Fenwick fears running a chain would take his 'eye off the ball'

The longest serving NHS chief executive has said he would be worried that managing a hospital chain would result in him taking his “eye off the ball”.

Len Fenwick

First teaching hospital rated outstanding

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, becoming the first teaching hospital in the country to receive the regulator’s top rating.


North East CCGs could take over CSU

STRUCTURE: Plans are being drawn up to turn the North East’s commissioning support unit into a company owned by its customer CCGs.

Len Fenwick

Newcastle FT to take over some North Cumbria services

Newcastle upon Tyne Foundation Trust is to help run children’s services and potentially other specialties in north Cumbria.

Duncan Selbie

Selbie to chair North East health devolution commission

Public Health England chief executive Duncan Selbie has been appointed chair of the North East’s commission for health and social care integration.

Medical tray with syringe, pills and water

Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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CCG Barometer: Leaders call for merger 'ban' to be lifted

More than half of clinical commissioning group leaders would like NHS England to lift its informal ban on CCGs merging, an HSJ survey reveals.

Social care

Exclusive: CCGs call for NHS allocations to account for social care cuts

Two of England’s biggest clinical commissioning groups have called for NHS England to account for the huge cuts to some councils’ adult social care spending in deciding NHS allocations for the coming years.


Exclusive: Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield say no to NHS devolution

Several major city regions in the north of England have decided health and care will play no major part in their bids for devolved powers, HSJ has learned.

Len Fenwick

Outside scrutiny has become ‘unforgiving’, warns longest serving NHS chief

The NHS’s longest serving chief executive, who has just marked 50 years in the service, says regulation and unreasonable expectations are making senior leaders’ roles more difficult than at any other point in his career.

Commissioning support unit wins European award

COMMERCIAL: The North of England Commissioning Support has been recognised at the European Shared Services and Outsourcing Network Excellence Awards.

Millenium Bridge, Tyne river

First merged CCG comes into operation

STRUCTURE: The first new clinical commissioning group formed as a result of a merger comes into operation today.

Millenium Bridge, Rive Tyne

Trust borrows £3m to cover capital ‘slippage’

FINANCE: Northumberland Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust plans is to loan £3m from the Department of Health’s independent trust finance facility to cover a shortage of funds for capital projects this year.


NHS England hires local director as another joins Optum

A NHS England sub-region directors is leaving to join private health firm Optum, while another of the posts has been filled by a former primary care trust chief executive.

Building site

Trusts sells part of hospital site to housing developers

COMMERCIAL: Northumberland Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust has sold land at its Northgate Hospital site for a net £13.7m to housing developers