NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG

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Revealed: Delays freeze a third of lung cancer screening schemes

Cancer screening programmes designed to save hundreds of lives have been delayed by up to a year as services struggle with staff and equipment shortages, HSJ  can reveal.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Cardiovascular Care Initiative of the Year

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership commissioned Yorkshire and Humber AHSN to deliver a Healthy Hearts project on behalf of the nine local Clinical Commissioning Groups.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Respiratory Care Initiative of the Year

The ImpACT+ service is delivered by a team of respiratory consultants, specialist respiratory nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists along with admin and clinical support staff.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Acute Service Redesign Initiative

The Integrated Urgent Care Team now work together with other transformation services to support older people living in the community in an integrated model of care to deliver ‘integrated urgent care at home’.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: System or Commissioner Led Service Redesign Initiative

RESTORE2 is a project to support staff in care and nursing homes to proactively recognise and manage physical deterioration in order to improve resident experience and outcomes, reduce 999 calls and prevent admissions to hospital.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: HSJ Value Award of the Year

Just one in four people suffering from a long-term mental illness are in work. Mental health problems at work cost the economy £34.9bn with a cost to business of £26bn each year.

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Covid deaths soar in Manchester as government U-turns on restrictions

Covid hospital deaths in Greater Manchester are increasing sharply and now account for 40 per cent of the national total, an analysis by HSJ can reveal.

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NHS should ‘never return’ to tariff system, says top trust CEO

A leading chief executive in Greater Manchester says the block contracting arrangements introduced in March should remain in place beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

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NHS data sharing failure ‘exasperating and could cause error’

Significant concerns about the NHS’ refusal to share data with councils have emerged in a letter from a leading council chief executive and clinical commissioning group accountable officer.

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Greater Manchester must ‘deeply recognise’ its A&E problem

The need for Greater Manchester to improve its performance against the accident and emergency target needs to be “deeply recognised” — and lessons learned from the slower than expected impact of the region’s prevention work, one of its senior leaders had told HSJ.

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Revealed: The new CCG ratings

Sixty-three clinical commissioning groups have seen their overall performance ratings change over the past year, according to NHS England’s latest assessment framework.

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Exclusive: CCG inefficiencies 'blocking' access to IVF

Commissioning inefficiencies are said to be “blocking” patients’ access to IVF, as new data reveals some areas are spending at least twice as much as others on a single cycle of fertility treatment.

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Council chief executive set to lead CCG

The chief executive of a council in Greater Manchester is set to take over the leadership of the local clinical commissioning group, HSJ has learned.

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North by North West: Where is Greater Manchester's transformation?

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

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Council chiefs to take on leadership of several CCGs

The leadership of four more clinical commissioning groups in Greater Manchester is set to merge with their corresponding local authority by the end of next year.

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Exclusive: One in four hospital trusts routinely pay suppliers late

More than a quarter of hospital trusts are now routinely delaying payments to their suppliers because of cash flow problems, analysis by HSJ reveals.

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Multiple leadership changes at northern CCGs

Leadership changes are taking place at several clinical commissioning groups in the North West, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: Variation in children's mental health spend 'seems unjustifiable'

A potentially “unjustifiable” variation in spending on children and young people’s mental health services has raised concerns that cash pledged for these services is not reaching the front line.

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NHS will not be 'subsumed' by Greater Manchester Combined Authority

A “significant amount” of health and care commissioning in Greater Manchester will be done by provider organisations in future, the new chief executive of the region’s combined authority has said.

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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.