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  • Support staff care

    Government ranks areas on health and social care joint working


    A league table rating performance on patient flow between the boundaries of health and social care has been published, as the Care Quality Commission announces it will continue local area reviews ahead of possible inspections of council commissioning.

  • Cumbria

    Region's elderly care services 'inconsistent', says CQC


    Health services for older people in Cumbria are inconsistent and services are in the “very early” stages of integration, the Care Quality Commission has said.

  • Stephen Childs
    HSJ Local

    CSU director leaves recovering commissioning group


    A commissioning support unit managing director has stepped down as interim chief executive of a recovering clinical commissioning group.

  • flu virus
    HSJ Local

    Exclusive: CCGs across region refuse to commission flu antivirals


    Clinical leaders across three sustainability and transformation partnerships are defying public health guidelines and refusing to commission flu antivirals, HSJ can reveal.

  • North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
    HSJ Local

    More cash and staff needed for controversial service changes, royal college warns


    A “more imaginative” recruitment strategy and “considerable” investment will be needed to deliver a former success regime’s controversial maternity plans, a royal college has warned.

  • Durham

    Twelve CCGs propose joint decision making across three STPs


    The 12 CCGs across the North East and Cumbria have drawn up proposals to form a joint commissioning committee The new committee would have delegated decision making powers Commissioning leaders across three sustainability and transformation partnership footprints are considering creating a joint commissioning committee with delegated decision making ...

  • Warrington Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Hospital director resigns amid 'irregular' payoff deal scrutiny


    Roger Wilson, HR director at Warrington and Halton Hospitals Foundation Trust, has resigned He signed a deal with Morecambe Bay midwife which allowed her to avoid misconduct investigation Mr Wilson’s resignation comes ahead of trust investigation into “irregular” payoff deal A hospital director who is under scrutiny for ...

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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bolton Town Hall

    GP quality – North: Greater Manchester and surrounds lags rest of region


    Manchester region has eight out of the top 11 CCGs with the highest number of GP surgeries rated requires improvement or inadequate by CQC Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby in north Yorkshire tops the list with 27 per cent of surgeries receiving the lowest two CQC ratings North Tynside CCG ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • morecambe bay lancashire
    HSJ Local

    NHS England approves creation of new CCG


    NHS England approves plans to split CCG as part of boundary changes 32 GP practices will separate from Cumbria CCG and merge with Lancashire North CCG to form Morecambe Bay CCG The remaining 41 practices will stay part of the smaller Cumbria CCG NHS England has approved plans ...

  • morecambe bay lancashire
    HSJ Local

    Eight CCGs could be 'taken over' under council proposals


    PwC report proposes “integrated commissioning authority” to hold a single budget in Lancashire Also suggests social care and public health provision should transfer to NHS trusts, creating five integrated care providers described as “wellbeing corporations” Senior NHS sources in the region told HSJ it appears to set out a ...

  • Jackie Daniel
    HSJ Local

    'Determined' Morecambe Bay rated good


    A trust that exited special measures in 2015 and was at the centre of a high profile maternity care scandal has now been rated good by the Care Quality Commission.

  • Police
    HSJ Local

    Police investigate 'tampered' saline bags at hospital trust


    Police are investigating whether saline bags at North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust have been tampered with.

  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Regulator's handling of Morecambe Bay scandal to be reviewed


    NMC announces review of how it dealt with the Morecambe Bay care scandal Decision follows concerns over its handling of investigations and pressure from DH NMC chief executive says she is determined to “learn lessons” An independent review into the handling of the Morecambe Bay care scandal by ...

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    HSJ Local

    Commissioners to take over leading CSU


    Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and North Durham STP sets out the proposal to convert commissioning support unit into a community interest company After the transition the North of England Commissioning Support Unit will be jointly owned by its CCG customers The CCG owners will be the 11 commissioning groups ...

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    Exclusive: Leaked STP calls for £160m for hospital services shake-up


    Health leaders in Lancashire and south Cumbria believe £160m is required over the next two financial years to deliver key changes to NHS services, according to a leaked draft of the region’s sustainability and transformation plan.

  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
    HSJ Local

    Royal college drops threat of legal action against trust


    Royal College of Midwives has agreed not to take any action against University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay RCM had criticised the trust for revealing details of unusual exit deal for senior midwife Statement says revealing the deal was a “unique situation” and union and employer responsibilities “do not always ...