All articles by Joe Gammie – Page 11

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    HSJ Local

    Trust chief: Hunt referral won't stop hospital tackling staffing problems


    North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust will continue with maternity services overhaul plans despite pending reconfiguration decision from Jeremy Hunt Trust chief Stephen Eames says the decision will not stop the organisation tackling recruitment problems in west Cumbria Cumbria CCG’s decision to keep two consultant led units at the trust ...

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    STPs to be told how to make integrated care savings


    Each STP to be sent a tailored report on improving integration between physical and mental health services The reports will also outline what savings can be made through closer integration NHS England commissioned the reports and data packs compiled by Midlands and Lancashire CSU All 44 sustainability and ...

  • morecambe bay lancashire
    HSJ Local

    New CCGs reveal leaders and budgets following split


    Newly formed North Cumbria CCG appoints Jon Rush as chair The CCG was formed after GP practices in southern Cumbria split from Cumbria CCG to form Morecambe Bay CCG Jon Rush replaces Hugh Reeve who was based in south Cumbria A chair has been appointed to ...

  • Child in hospital bed

    NHS England pledges to increase child mental health beds


    NHS England will fund 150-180 new child and adolescent mental health inpatient beds by 2019 The announcement forms part of the forward view delivery plan published today The new beds will be used to reduce out of area placements for young people Global digital exemplars in mental health revealed ...

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    Elective waits will not recover until 2019, says Stevens


    NHS England accepts growing demand will make it harder to meet 18 week RTT targets Simon Stevens says the goal is still to hit the 92pc target but the NHS must be realistic NHS England accused of “jettisoning” elective surgery waiting times targets NHS England has acknowledged that ...

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    HSJ Local

    'Incompetent' regulator cancels troubled services takeover


    NHS Improvement stops takeover of Liverpool community services Bridgewater Community Healthcare was the preferred bidder but the transfer was paused in February after trust was rated requires improvement Alder Hey Children’s FT will provide the services on a short term management arrangement until an “alternative option” is found ...

  • Stephen Eames
    HSJ Local

    Final Keogh review trust removed from special measures


    North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust to come out of the special measures The trust was one of 11 placed in the regime following Sir Bruce Keogh’s 2013 review into organisations with high mortality rates CQC rates the trust requires improvement The final trust from the first wave of ...

  • Sunderland museum and winter gardens
    HSJ Local

    Exclusive: CCG planning for single £340m MCP contract


    CCG at heart of MCP vanguard hopes to bring the service under a single contract by 2018 Sunderland CCG is working with the council on how the £340m contract will be procured Health leaders will write a business case on what form the new MCP provider will take ...

  • Office writing on form
    HSJ Local

    Outstanding FT sets up subsidiary firm to save at least £3m


    A mental health trust rated outstanding is setting up a subsidiary company that it hopes will make £3m of recurring back-office savings a year by 2018-19.

  • Jeremy Hunt
    HSJ Local

    Hunt to have final say over flagship hospital reforms


    Health secretary will have final say over maternity reconfiguration proposed by success regime Cumbria CCG agreed changes to acute and community services last week County council has now referred the CCG’s decision over maternity services to Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt will have the final say over whether service ...

  • Walk in centre
    HSJ Local

    CCG decides minor injury units to be closed and replaced


    CCG governing body decides to close three minor injuries units and replace three others with urgent care centres East Riding of Yorkshire CCG also approved plans to create an integrated community and intensive rehabilitation centre The CCG will commission 15 “time to think” beds for the region, but close ...

  • North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
    HSJ Local

    STP could lead to joint trust leadership


    North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust and Cumbria Partnership FT could set up a joint leadership team The move could form part of the region’s sustainability and transformation plan, which aims to bridge £163m funding gap by 2020 Cumbria CCG makes decision over success regime consultation reconfiguration, which forms part ...

  • Leeds hall
    HSJ Local

    City CCGs to appoint single chief and joint board


    Leeds’ three CCGs agree to appoint a single joint accountable officer Leeds West CCG accountable officer will head a new joint commissioning board for the organisations The board will be written into the constitutions of Leeds South and East, Leeds North and Leeds West CCGs as a decision making ...

  • Leeds town hall
    HSJ Local

    CCGs to join up for STP-wide commissioning


    All CCGs in West Yorkshire and Harrogate STP patch sign up to form a joint commissioning committee The 11 CCGs have signed a memorandum of understanding and terms of reference NHS England needs approve the changes to CCG constitutions necessary for the committee to make decisions on behalf of ...

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    Exclusive: Warning over 'neglected' elderly mental health services


    New royal college president elect vows to address neglected mental health services for older people Wendy Burn takes over as president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in June The president elect of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned mental health services for older people are being ...

  • angel of the north
    HSJ Local

    Struggling CCG first to be taken out of special measures


    A struggling clinical commissioning group has become the first in the country to be taken out of financial special measures.

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    Trust chief appointed national leader for A&E improvement


    A single national leader has been appointed as part of a series of measures to drive up A&E performance, it emerged today.

  • NHS walk in centre

    Trusts must hit A&E targets to secure STF money


    NHS Improvement and NHS England chief executives tell trusts performance element of STF funding will be dependent only on hitting A&E targets Simon Stevens and Jim Mackey set out measures to improve A&E performance in a letter to local leaders Trusts will still have to achieve financial control totals ...

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    Exclusive: Where mental health spending misses national target


    Four sustainability and transformation plan regions have failed to raise mental health spending as mandated by national leaders, HSJ can reveal.

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    Regulator objected as Newcastle FT considered Sir Leonard as chair


    Regulators objected to moves for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals to consider appointing its long-serving chief executive as its chair, saying it had “very real concerns”, HSJ can reveal.