More than a dozen NHS trusts in a devolution area have agreed to align their buying power for purchases costing more than £1m, HSJ can reveal.
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.
New plans to reconfigure more than two-thirds of acute services across Greater Manchester are expected to be outlined later this year, the leader of its devolution team has said.
Strike action by staff affected by a vanguard new care model in Greater Manchester has been called off after “important changes in the management position”.
Staff affected by a vanguard new care model in Greater Manchester have voted to strike over the changes later this month.
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HSJ approached the 29 pathology networks proposed by NHS Improvement to ask if local trusts had signed up. In most cases the proposed “hub” trust was able to answer on behalf of its network.
Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.
A vanguard project in Greater Manchester is facing a threat of industrial action by staff affected by the new care model.
NHS leaders across Greater Manchester have had to scale back ambitions to hand new care model contracts to two new accountable care organisations, HSJ has learned.
Five trusts have been identified as offering a poor overall experience to patients in their accident and emergency departments, based on a new Care Quality Commission patient survey.
One of Greater Manchester’s four ‘specialist’ emergency hospitals has had its urgent and emergency care services rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.
A network of acute trusts in Greater Manchester has been set the biggest savings target in the country under NHS Improvement’s national pathology networking plan.
The Greater Manchester health economy delivered a “very strong” financial performance last year, generating £150m of investment funding for the region.
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A hospital trust in Greater Manchester is preparing for leadership changes after its chief executive and chief nurse said they will retire at the end of the year, HSJ has learned.
Ten hospital trusts have been visited by a special NHS England team to “accelerate” initiatives dealing with delayed transfers of care, HSJ can reveal.