NHS England has rejected plans to merge four clinical commissioning groups in north Merseyside – insisting the merger must also include the five other CCGs in the wider health system, HSJ has learned.
An NHS trust has told staff it will cease serving five prisons in the north west, amid wider concerns about the state of healthcare services for inmates.
A procurement process which named a private provider as the preferred bidder for contracts worth £25m has been abandoned, after NHS trusts threatened legal action.
A long-serving chief executive in the north west has been appointed to run a teaching hospital and health economy in Yorkshire, HSJ has learned.
Two providers in the north west have begun talks about merging, amid wider plans to improve integration across services.
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.
An ex-NHS director who accused senior female leaders of sexual discrimination has dropped his claims, according to his former employer.
The under pressure chair of Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group has resigned – due to his role with an online GP provider which is set to work with NHS patients.
More than half the GP practices in Warrington have told the local clinical commissioning group they have “lost all confidence” in its leadership, HSJ has learnt.
An ambulance trust plans to pull out of a five year patient transport contract that it says is “unsustainable” without extra funding.
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The sustainability and transformation plan for Cheshire and Mersey includes the downgrade of at least one accident and emergency department, along with a major consolidation of elective care, according to a document obtained by HSJ.
Concerns have been raised over the local relationships and finances of a GP provider that has received significant backing from national health leaders.