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  • Stephen Eames
    HSJ Local

    Acute chief executive to lead neighbouring mental health trust


    The leader of an acute hospital trust been appointed the interim chief executive of the neighbouring mental health and community trust.

  • Sunderland museum and winter gardens
    HSJ Local

    Acute services could switch provider in major overhaul


    Consultation launched into future of stroke, maternity, gynaecology and paediatric services in South Tyneside and Sunderland Proposed options will see majority of specialist services centralised at Sunderland Royal Hospital Services at South Tyneside District Hospital would be downgraded or closed Hospital based stroke, maternity, gynaecology ...

  • North Tyneside general hospital
    HSJ Local

    Outstanding trust extends overnight urgent care closures


    Northumbria Healthcare extends overnight closure of its three urgent care centres for three more months The trust had said the opening hours of the centres would reduce from 24 to 16 hours over the winter period The trust has now extended the overnight closure until September ...

  • Alan Johnson

    Former Labour health secretary turns down top NHS roles to join estates firm


    Alan Johnson says he was approached for NHS roles after quitting politics Labour veteran will be chair of estates management firm Naylor report “opens up opportunities” to transform NHS estate, Mr Johnson says Alan Johnson, the former Labour health secretary, has turned down national NHS ...

  • North Tyneside general hospital
    HSJ Local

    Top FT challenges CCG over 'unsafe' urgent care procurement


    Northumbria Healthcare FT launches legal challenge over urgent care centre procurement process Trust says the cost savings required by North Tyneside CCG during the procurement as “unsafe and unsustainable” for the service CCG says the challenge meant a new contract with the preferred provider could not be ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cumbria
    HSJ Local

    Vanguard extends training programme into neighbouring regions


    Vanguard expands mental health crisis simulation training from North East into two more regions North East and North Cumbria Urgent and Emergency Care Network invested £200,000 to create the training The scheme will now be rolled out in north Yorkshire and Cumbria for £10,000 An ...

  • HSJ Local

    Joint NHS England and NHS Improvement director steps down


    Joint director at NHS Improvement and NHS England Tim Rideout stood down at the end of May Mr Rideout was NHS England’s director of commissioning operations and delivery and improvement director for NHS Improvement in Cumbria and the north east He was the first director to hold ...

  • tyne_river

    First commissioning support unit moves towards independence


    A shadow board has been set up to pave the way for a commissioning support unit to turn into a community interest company owned by its customers, HSJ can reveal.

  • mason steven
    HSJ Local

    Joint CCG and council chief resigns with immediate effect


    Council chief who was also accountable officer of CCG resigns Northumberland County Council chief executive Steven Mason was appointed accountable officer at Northumberland CCG in January Council announces Mr Mason has stood down with immediate effect A council chief who also led a clinical commissioning ...

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    Revealed: Vanguards must give funding to STPs


    NHS England sets conditions on final year of vanguard funding Vanguard sites required to give 10 per cent of their funding to STPs Areas told to embed new care model frameworks by December NHS England has set out four conditions on vanguard funding including the ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Treasury

    Vanguard plans in doubt as NHS yet to agree VAT exemption


    NHS leaders yet to agree VAT exemption with HMRC and Treasury Senior sources pessimistic about a deal being reached VAT charges would inflate the cost of a new company being set up to run accountable care organisations South Somerset vanguard plans may need redesigning ...

  • Leadership
    HSJ Local

    'Outstanding' trust to lead new NHS improvement programme


    NHS Improvement has chosen high performing trust as its strategic partner in developing a mental health improvement programme Northumberland, Tyne and Wear FT will help create diagnostic frameworks for the different sectors of mental health during a six month test period NHSI looking to enlist more trusts ...

  • Sir Leonard Fenwick
    HSJ Local

    MP demands trust explains Sir Leonard Fenwick extended leave


    A Newcastle MP has called on his local acute foundation trust to be more transparent and give a “reasonable explanation” as to why its chief executive, Sir Leonard Fenwick, is on extended leave.

  • Steven Mason
    HSJ Local

    Council chief confirmed as CCG boss


    Northumberland County Council chief executive confirmed to take over as Northumberland CCG accountable officer Steven Mason will replace Alistair Blair, who is expected to chair a new accountable care organisation board Appointment was delayed because Mr Mason and NHS England needed to reach agreement A ...

  • money efficiency

    NHS England gives £75m back to CCGs after tariff row


    NHS England has agreed to soften the impact of changes to clinical commissioning group budgets next year by agreeing to add £75m back into their allocations, HSJ understands.

  • North Tyneside general hospital
    HSJ Local

    'Outstanding' FT to close urgent care centres overnight


    Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust to reduce opening hours at three urgent care centres Wansbeck, Hexham and North Tyneside hours to go from 24/7 to 8am to midnight Trust says this will allow it to redeploy nurses to the busier Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital One ...