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Manchester

Revealed: Greater Manchester plans major hospital services shake-up

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.

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Strike called off by vanguard staff

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”.

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NHS and council staff to strike over new care model

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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North by North West: Best and worst from the staff survey

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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In full: Pathology network proposals

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.

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70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention

Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.

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High profile vanguard faces threat of industrial action

A vanguard project in Greater Manchester is facing a threat of industrial action by staff affected by the new care model.

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NHS leaders forced to scale back ACO plans

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.

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A&E survey: Best and worst performing trusts revealed

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.

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Specialist emergency trust's A&E rated inadequate

One of Greater Manchester’s four ‘specialist’ emergency hospitals has had its urgent and emergency care services rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.

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Savings targets set for new pathology hubs

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.

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Devo region generates extra £150m after 'very strong' financial performance

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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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Patient Safety in Surgical Care

Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust: Improving outcomes after emergency surgical admission

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Leadership Q&A: Stockport Foundation Trust

Stockport Foundation Trust chair Adrian Belton explains why the chief executive role – currently being advertised by the organisation – is such an exciting opportunity for a leader of quality

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Greater Manchester trust chief to retire

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.

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Revealed: NHS England intervenes at 10 trusts over DTOC rates

Ten hospital trusts have been visited by a special NHS England team to “accelerate” initiatives dealing with delayed transfers of care, HSJ can reveal.

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Analysis: The trusts posing the biggest risk to NHS's financial plan

Hospital trusts with some of the largest back-loaded savings plans have insisted they can still meet their financial targets.

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How specialist nurses can bring services closer to home

Shrewd service redesign by specialist nurses can lead to greater efficiency for providers and better care for patients

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New scheme to plug A&E gaps with doctors from India

A new placement scheme has been designed to encourage doctors from India to work in Greater Manchester’s emergency departments, HSJ has learned.