The leader of an outstanding clinical commissioning group is to become the chief officer of its struggling neighbour.
A commissioning support unit is to be turned into a community interest company owned by its CCG customers, according to the region’s sustainability and transformation plan.
The longest serving NHS chief executive has said he would be worried that managing a hospital chain would result in him taking his “eye off the ball”.
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, becoming the first teaching hospital in the country to receive the regulator’s top rating.
Public Health England chief executive Duncan Selbie has been appointed chair of the North East’s commission for health and social care integration.
More than half of clinical commissioning group leaders would like NHS England to lift its informal ban on CCGs merging, an HSJ survey reveals.
Two of England’s biggest clinical commissioning groups have called for NHS England to account for the huge cuts to some councils’ adult social care spending in deciding NHS allocations for the coming years.
Several major city regions in the north of England have decided health and care will play no major part in their bids for devolved powers, HSJ has learned.
The NHS’s longest serving chief executive, who has just marked 50 years in the service, says regulation and unreasonable expectations are making senior leaders’ roles more difficult than at any other point in his career.
COMMERCIAL: The North of England Commissioning Support has been recognised at the European Shared Services and Outsourcing Network Excellence Awards.
STRUCTURE: The first new clinical commissioning group formed as a result of a merger comes into operation today.
FINANCE: Northumberland Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust plans is to loan £3m from the Department of Health’s independent trust finance facility to cover a shortage of funds for capital projects this year.
COMMERCIAL: Northumberland Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust has sold land at its Northgate Hospital site for a net £13.7m to housing developers
STRUCTURE: Gateshead Health Foundation Trust is moving towards a more dementia friendly environment through new signage, lighting, handrails and contrasting colours in six work areas.
FINANCE: Monitor has launched unrelated investigations into the finances at four foundation trusts in the north of England.
PERFORMANCE: Safeguarding experts are investigating why the number of unborn children subject to a child protection plan more than doubled to 65 over one quarter during 2014.
STRUCTURE: A proposal by three clinical commissioning groups in the north east to merge has been approved by NHS England.
Three clinical commissioning groups have decided to merge, in the first such move since CCGs became statutory bodies in April last year.
PERFORMANCE: Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust has had five never events between April and September 2013, according to board papers from the Newcastle and Gateshead CCG Alliance.