NHS North Tyneside CCG

North Tyneside general hospital

Trust wins £4m integrated urgent care contract

A provider and a site have been chosen for a new urgent care service in the North East, after two procurement processes and an abandoned legal challenge.

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CCGs have legal directions removed

National leaders have lifted the legal directions for three formerly struggling clinical commissioning groups.

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Exclusive: CCGs across region refuse to commission flu antivirals

Clinical leaders across three sustainability and transformation partnerships are defying public health guidelines and refusing to commission flu antivirals, HSJ can reveal.

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CCG given ultimatum to join regional committee

A clinical commissioning group has three months to decide if it will join the region’s strategic joint committee of CCGs.

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Significant savings from mental and physical health integration pioneers

Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.

North Tyneside general hospital

CCG gears up for second attempt at urgent care contract

Commissioning leaders in the North East are to begin new procurement proceedings for urgent care services after the previous contracting attempt broke down in the summer.

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Exclusive: Merger talks to create largest STP in the country

Health leaders are in discussions over merging three northern sustainability and transformation partnerships to create the largest in the country, HSJ can reveal.

North Tyneside general hospital

Top FT challenges CCG over 'unsafe' urgent care procurement

A leading foundation trust rated outstanding has accused one of its commissioners of a potentially “unsafe and unsustainable” procurement, and has launched a legal challenge to the process.

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Twelve CCGs propose joint decision making across three STPs

Commissioning leaders across three sustainability and transformation partnership footprints are considering creating a joint commissioning committee with delegated decision making powers.

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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.

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Thousands of disabled people forced to wait months for wheelchairs

One in five children and almost one in six adults are waiting more than four months for the wheelchair they need to be delivered.

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Struggling CCG first to be taken out of special measures

A struggling clinical commissioning group has become the first in the country to be taken out of financial special measures.

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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.

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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.

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North East walk-in clinics to be replaced by urgent care centre

Commissioners in the North East have approved plans to replace three walk-in centres and an out of hours GP service with a single urgent care centre.

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NHS England moves CCGs to 'single commissioning structures’

“Single commissioning leadership structures” will be introduced in two parts of the country by NHS England as part of a new “financial special measures regime” for clinical commissioning groups.

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Mapped: The trusts and CCGs in new special measures regime

NHS Improvement and NHS England have launched a new financial special measures regime for trusts and clinical commissioning groups which are not meeting their performance commitments.

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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”.

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Analysis: How Northumbria is redesigning urgent care

Mike Waites examines how Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital is transforming emergency care provision in the North East, but not without significant teething problems

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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.