NHS West Cheshire CCG

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North by North West: How to solve a problem like East Cheshire

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.

Disability and housing

Exclusive: CCGs U-turn on ‘de-humanising’ funding policies after legal threat

Thirteen clinical commissioning groups have performed a U-turn on “de-humanising” funding policies, after being threatened with legal action by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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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

Ambulance

Trust pulls out of £25m transport contract

An ambulance trust plans to pull out of a five year patient transport contract that it says is “unsustainable” without extra funding.

Support staff care

Watchdog threatens 13 CCGs with legal action over 'discrimination'

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to 13 clinical commissioning groups threatening legal action over “discriminatory” funding policies for people with serious long term health conditions.

Sunderland

Fears over 'loss of momentum' for new care models as funding shifts

There is a risk of a “loss of momentum” in new care models ahead of a major shift in their funding in the next financial year, the GP lead for two national vanguards has warned.

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Corrected: Vanguard areas saw fall in GP referral rate last year, analysis shows

Areas covered by new care model vanguards saw a fall in the GP referral rate during 2016 and 2017, and very slightly lower growth in emergency admission rates than the rest of England, analysis by HSJ indicates.

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

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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

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Four CCGs to create 'unified commissioner' and consider merger

Four clinical commissioning groups in the North West plan to establish a “unified health commissioner” that could lead to a formal merger of the organisations.

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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.

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

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: How not to transform the NHS

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: Vanguard cuts for Cheshire and Wirral

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

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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.

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.

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Eastern Cheshire doubles investment in general practice

Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group has announced plans to almost double the amount it invests in general practice to improve the range of services on offer to patients.

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Trust aims to save £1.5m with new HR service

WORKFORCE: East Cheshire Trust could save £1.5m by using an outsourced HR service, the organisation has said.

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.