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    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 one of the new clinical commissioning

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    '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

  • Jeremy Hunt
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    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

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    Trust launches scheme to cut NHS spending on lawyers


    A mental health trust is preparing to launch a new legal services database that it expects to cut its spending on lawyers by 10 per cent.

  • Joe Rafferty

    Are we ready for a new relationship with patients?


    A paradigm shift towards empowerment is needed in the way we involve patients in their own care by seeing things from their perspective

  • Stephen Childs
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    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.

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    'Unprecedented' staff shortage forces trust to restrict services


    Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust implements contingency plans after 40 per cent shortage at some units Director says plans will lead to significant disruption for patients Trust hopes to reopen beds in September after new staff start WORKFORCE: Unprecedented staff shortages have forced a

  • Jackie Daniel
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    Vanguard trust aims to be 'as small as humanly possible'


    University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay chief wants to make her hospital “as small as humanly possible” Trust plans to reduce number of beds over the next year as part of vanguard project STRUCTURE: The chief executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has said she hopes to

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    Success regime plans to 'cement' links between trusts


    North Cumbria proposals include a formal management link between trusts and Newcastle FT to run some clinical services Other ideas include: a new academic centre for rural health and care to attract clinical staff A “clinical task force” to address urgent staffing gaps and develop new care

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    CCGs braced for service reform in Lancashire


    Commissioners in Lancashire are readying themselves for a public consultation around hospital services in Chorley and Preston.