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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.

Stoke-on-Trent

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.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

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.

Jan Leward

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.

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.

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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.

Harry Quilter-Pinner

'Devo health' is pushing national legislation to its limits

Greater Manchester shows that if local areas can build strong relationships between partners around an ambitious local reform plan, they can make very real progress

Karen James

Ex-Keogh trust rated good after turnaround

A North West trust that was placed in special measures after the 2013 Keogh review has now received a good rating after a Care Quality Commission inspection.

Dave west expert briefing

HSJ's Best of 2016: Expert Briefings

Over Christmas and New Year, we are bringing you a round-up of some of HSJ’s highlights from 2016. Today we look at our Expert Briefing newsletters

Manchester

Regional review set to consider major overhaul of CCGs

Leaders in Greater Manchester want to commission an independent review of the current commissioning arrangements in the region.

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'Ominous' social care warning from leading STP

Health leaders in Greater Manchester have warned that social care funding problems threaten to jeopardise the delivery of their regional plan – despite their £450m transformation fund.

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.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Mad fer mergers

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