NHS South Sefton CCG

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Improving Safety in Medicines Management

Winner Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust: Clozapine clinic patient safety improvement initiative

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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

Doctor at GP surgery

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.

Liverpool

Largest ever CCG merger paused for at least a year

The biggest ever proposed clinical commissioning group merger has been paused for at least a year, the three Merseyside CCGs involved have said.

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

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 Merseyside waterfront

Three-way merger to create largest CCG in England

Three clinical commissioning groups in Merseyside have announced plans to merge, after NHS England “paved the way” for discussions to start.

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Concerns for frontline services funding under new contract

Concerns have been raised over the future funding of Liverpool’s troubled community services, as £4.6m is set to be withdrawn over the next two years.

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.

Two FTs in line to take over services of scandal-hit trust

Services run by Liverpool’s scandal-hit community provider look set to be split between two foundation trusts.

Liverpool seafront

Serious failings at Liverpool trust to be investigated further

QUALITY: The government has authorised a further review into failings at Liverpool Community Health Trust, after an MP called for scrutiny of the role of regulators and local commissioners.

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.

Calderstones Partnership Foundation Trust

Mental health trusts reveal ‘centre of excellence’ merger plans

STRUCTURE: Two mental health trusts in the North West are in discussions over a potential merger.

Bob Rickets

CCGs must buy external support services, NHS England says

NHS England has told clinical commissioning groups in the north to jointly go to market to procure vital support services.

Southport and Formby district general hospital

Regional spinal specialist unit rated 'inadequate'

PERFORMANCE: A regional centre for spinal injuries has been rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission.

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Trauma unit accredited for another year

STRUCTURE: The trauma unit at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust has been accredited for a further 12 months – but there are concerns about availability of theatres seven days a week.

Dr Steve Evans

Merseyside trust appoints new medical director

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

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Liverpool Women's medical director resigns

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