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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 ...

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    Public sector prevention fund 'could be used across England'


    Public Health England chief executive Duncan Selbie says North East dedicated prevention pot could be introduced elsewhere Proposal includes pooling preventative spending and ringfencing savings for further investment Says work still underway on how to ensure business rate retention for local authorities does not exacerbate inequality ...

  • James Cook University hospital
    HSJ Local

    Latest STP published reveals hospital reconfiguration


    Council in the North East become fourth to publish STP Key plans include consolidating specialist services into two specialist hospitals Sets out £260m of efficiency savings Hartlepool Borough Council leader raises concerns about transparency of the process Consolidating specialist hospital services on to two ...

  • North Tyneside general hospital
    HSJ Local

    North East walk-in clinics to be replaced by urgent care centre


    North Tyneside CCG approves plans to replace three walk-in clinics and OOH service with single urgent care centre Governing body to begin procurement for site and provider of the new service Public consultation found preferred site was North Tyneside General Hospital, run by Northumbria Healthcare FT ...

  • Hospital corridor
    HSJ Local

    Follow-ups for 20,000 patients delayed at 'serious incident' trust


    A serious incident has been declared at a struggling foundation trust for the second time in 12 months after more than 20,000 outpatients were overdue follow-up appointments.

  • Duncan Selbie
    HSJ Local

    PHE-led panel calls for target to increase preventative spend


    New report recommends north east NHS and local authorities “radically increase” funding in preventative care Report focuses on tacking health inequalities and and close the health and wealth gap in the region Recommends a dedicated investment pot and suggests increasing funding £160m a year by 2020-21 ...

  • Bootham park hospital
    HSJ Local

    Shortlist for new hospital site revealed


    CCG announces three possible sites for new mental health hospital in York Possible locations include Bootham Park, Clifton Park and Haxby Road Shortlist announced as trust opens temporary ward for adult mental health patients Three sites have been shortlisted to be the location for a ...

  • Stephen Childs
    HSJ Local

    CSU director named as CCG chief officer


    The managing director of the North of England Commissioning Support Unit has been appointed as chief executive for Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, and will do both jobs.

  • Tyne river

    First mental health trusts rated outstanding by CQC


    Care Quality Commission announces first two mental health trusts in the country to be rated outstanding Northumberland Tyne and Wear FT and East London FT have both been given the highest rating by inspectors CQC deputy chief inspector of hospitals hopes both organisations will be an “exemplar” ...

  • Salford Royal Foundation Trust

    Four trusts given power to lead hospital chains


    NHS Improvement grants four high performing trusts the power to lead groups or chains of hospitals The foundation group leaders will be able to head up buddying, partnerships and federations of hospitals or begin mergers and acquisitions The accreditation aims to give the four trusts the power ...

  • Board table
    HSJ Local

    North East trusts to create single leadership team


    STRUCTURE: Leaders at two acute foundation trusts have unveiled plans to create a joint management structure.

  • Surgery

    Wide variation found in emergency specialist surgery mortality rates


    Thirty day mortality rates for emergency bowel surgery vary between 20.7pc and 3.2pc at best and worst performing hospitals Quarter of hospitals do not admit high risk patients to critical care post-surgery in recommended timeframe Six per cent annual drop in most urgent patients reaching theatre within ...

  • Croydon skyline

    NHS England moves CCGs to 'single commissioning structures’


    “Single commissioning leadership structures” will be introduced in two parts of the country by NHS England as part of a new “financial special measures regime” for clinical commissioning groups.

  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Mapped: The trusts and CCGs in new special measures regime


    NHS Improvement and NHS England have launched a new financial special measures regime for trusts and clinical commissioning groups which are not meeting their performance commitments.

  • London

    Six areas take on new mental health commissioning powers


    Six areas chosen to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services Providers were invited to submit bids to NHS England by the middle of June A key aim of the pilot is to reduce the number of patients going to out of area beds ...

  • Roll of receipts

    Audit teams merge to form regional consortium


    The merger of three NHS audit teams in the north east into a new specialist provider could become a model for other areas to follow, according to a trust finance director.

  • Cardiac surgery

    Three trusts set to lose specialist heart surgery


    NHS England announces winners and losers in which trusts provide congenital heart defect services Central Manchester, Royal Brompton and Leicester set to have work transferred to other sites Swathe of trust to cease “occasional” procedures after NHS England sets out new standards Work follows 15 years ...

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    HSJ Knowledge

    Roundtable: How to tackle unwarranted variation


    How to reduce unwarranted variation in the NHS was the focus of HSJ ’s latest roundtable

  • Managing long term conditions
    HSJ Knowledge

    Patient Safety Awards 2016: Managing Long Term Conditions


    Managing long term conditions Patient Safety Awards 2016, Managing Long Term Conditions winner: South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust Winner: South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust The winner in this category has established what they believe to be a UK first: a rapid access, community-based, self ...

  • Tyne River
    HSJ Local

    New North East mental health inpatient unit approved


    New three ward mental health unit to open at St Nicholas Hospital Older people’s services to be consolidated at the same site Services at Gateshead’s Tramwell Unit and Newcastle’s Hardian Clinic to close Plans expected to save £3m a year STRUCTURE: NHS leaders in ...