WORKFORCE: Five directors have been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board’s South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Local Area Team.
WORKFORCE: Phil Mettam has been confirmed as the chief officer (designate) of NHS Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group.
WORKFORCE: Andy Buck has been confirmed as the director of the NHS Commissioning Board local area team covering South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.
WORKFORCE: Ming Tang has been appointed as managing director of the South Yorkshire NHS commissioning support service.
WORKFORCE: The Rotherham, Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Bassetlaw PCTs cluster has been in place since the summer but it has this month confirmed that the Appointments Commission has confirmed Alan Tolhurst as the new chair of all five primary care trusts.
STRUCTURE: Bassetlaw PCT’s community services transferred to Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on 1 November.
PERFORMANCE: NHS Bassetlaw has raised a contract query with Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Foundation Trust over stroke performance.
STRUCTURE: Bassetlaw Primary Care Trust’s community services, which had been due to become part of Rotherham Foundation Trust, will now go to Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust instead.
PERFORMANCE: NHS Bassetlaw is reporting a significant increase in emergency admissions.
WORKFORCE: A number of appointments have been made to the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw cluster.
PERFORMANCE: GPs in the South Yorkshire cluster of PCTs are the biggest users of premium rate phone numbers, according to a campaign group.
NHS Bassetlaw has identified £5.7m of “disinvestment opportunities” but says these will require £3.7m of one-off costs, including money for a GP incentive scheme.
STRUCTURE: NHS Bassetlaw’s final proposals for divesting its provider arm have been set out by NHS East Midlands.
STRUCTURE: Rotherham PCT chief executive Andy Buck will lead a five PCT cluster with Doncaster, Bassetlaw, Sheffield and Barnsley PCTs.
STRUCTURE: A review carried out for NHS Bassetlaw has found that current services for children at Bassetlaw Hospital are safe, but are not sustainable in their current form into the future.