NHS Wigan Borough CCG

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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.

Eamonn Boylan

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.

Children face 'heart breaking' delays for dental surgery

Leaders in Greater Manchester have drawn up plans to address a crisis in children’s dental services.


Landmark reconfiguration held up by capital funding squeeze

FINANCE: Health leaders in Greater Manchester have had to revisit the implementation plans for a landmark reconfiguration of hospital services, partly due to “significant risks” around capital funding.

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Two major trusts could give up 'sovereignty' to hospital chain

The “hospital chain” being developed in Greater Manchester looks set to have two separate categories of members – with two major NHS trusts relinquishing a greater degree of sovereignty than others.

Salford Royal Foundation Trust

Manchester vanguards will not access national fund

The new care model vanguards being developed in Greater Manchester will need to be funded from the region’s already allocated transformation fund, not the national pot.

Manchester Tram

A&E failure may trigger national intervention in Manchester devolution

PERFORMANCE: A number of performance triggers have been drafted which could allow NHS England to “intervene” in the Greater Manchester devolution arrangements.


Devo Manc leaders seek private investment for NHS

Council leaders in Greater Manchester have had “exploratory discussions” with private investors as they seek capital investment for the NHS.

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300 CSU staff to transfer to CCG

About 300 commissioning support staff for Greater Manchester are set to be formally transferred to a clinical commissioning group at the end of the month.


Manchester GPs could start ‘shadow’ voluntary contracts from April

STUCTURE: Primary care providers across Greater Manchester could start operating population based contracts in shadow form from as early as April, HSJ understands.

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Third trust considers joining Dalton’s ‘hospital chain’

A third hospital trust is considering whether to join the “foundation chain” being created by two leading foundation trusts in Greater Manchester.

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NHS England ‘tightly in control of the purse strings’ for devo Manc

NHS England will remain responsible for many of the budgets being delegated to Greater Manchester under the devolution programme as it is employing the region’s new chief officer.

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Revealed: CCG and councils planning to form ‘one organisation’

Councils and clinical commissioning groups in Greater Manchester are being encouraged to integrate their commissioning functions, as part of the region’s devolution project.


Greater Manchester CCGs call for region-wide ambulance contract

Commissioners are exploring whether they can form a new contract for emergency ambulance services across Greater Manchester.

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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.

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Deficit reduction 'outside' Greater Manchester's £450m transformation pot

FINANCE: Greater Manchester will receive £450m of “transformation funding” through a direct allocation from NHS England over the next five years.


Greater Manchester GPs asked to be 'early adopters' of new contract

WORKFORCE: Health leaders in Greater Manchester want their GPs to become an “early adopters” of the government’s new contract.


Trust's rationale for moving high risk surgery 'not supported'

RECONFIGURATION: Leaders at a major acute trust believe the controversial shake-up of emergency services in Greater Manchester has “implications” beyond those described during a public consultation process.

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CCG efficiency targets rise sharply as financial squeeze spreads

Clinical commissioning groups’ efficiency targets have risen by over a quarter this year in a sign that the financial strain on the health service is moving beyond the provider sector.

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'Inaccurate' email sparks row over Manchester hospital reconfiguration

STRUCTURE: Doctors have been accused of distributing ‘inaccurate’ information as part of their campaign to retain emergency and high risk general surgery at a major teaching hospital in Manchester.