Bolton PCT

Bolton makes £3.7m provision for continuing care backlog

FINANCE: Bolton CCG set aside a provision of £3.7m in 2012-13 to cover the potential future costs of settling backdated claims for Continuing Healthcare funding, board papers state.

Bolton CCG reports overspend

FINANCE: Bolton CCG has reported an overspend of £7.6m according to recent board papers.

Bolton Town Hall

Bolton FT chief steps aside amid probe of mortality coding

PERFORMANCE: The acting chief executive of Bolton Foundation Trust has agreed to “step aside” while a probe is conducted into possible “discrepancies” in the way the trust has coded mortality information.

NHS Bolton faces estimated £2m retrospective continuing care costs

FINANCE: NHS Bolton has received 246 retrospective claims for continuing healthcare funding, according to NHS Greater Manchester’s latest finance report.

Bolton bucks regional trend of head injury admissions

PERFORMANCE: An analysis has found a low rate of hospital admissions for head injuries in Bolton, despite much of the North West having higher than average rates.

Greater Manchester awards 'any qualified provider' diagnostics contracts

COMMERCIAL: Twenty three NHS and private sector providers have been awarded “any qualified provider” contracts to offer direct access diagnostics across Greater Manchester.

C difficile rate above plan for NHS Bolton

PERFORMANCE: NHS Bolton had 34 cases of C difficile infection in the first four months of 2012-13, against a year-to-date plan of no more than 13, NHS Greater Manchester has reported.

Bolton FT could face £4.5m fine for Clostridium difficile infections

FINANCE: Bolton Foundation Trust could face a £4.5m fine for failing to contain its rate of Clostridium Difficile infections to within planned levels, commissioner board papers state.

Commissioners 'may need to renegotiate' Bolton FT contract

FINANCE: Local commissioners may need to renegotiate their contract with Bolton Foundation Trust if the provider’s current rate of over-performance continues, NHS Greater Manchester board papers have warned.

Lancashire landscape

Vascular controversy spreads to Lancashire

Discontent over the Cheshire and Merseyside vascular reconfiguration has spread across the North West

Lancashire landscape

Analysed: North West’s vascular controversy spreads to Lancashire and Cumbria

Discontent over the Cheshire and Merseyside vascular reconfiguration has spread across the North West

Bolton FT may need extra funding, regulator warns

FINANCE: The foundation trust’s liquidity is forecast to come under “significant pressure” in the third quarter of 2012-13 and it “may require additional funding”, Monitor warned on 2 August.

Money

Bolton FT facing 'serious challenges' to financial viability - Monitor

FINANCE: Bolton Foundation Trust is facing “serious challenges to its financial viability”, according to the latest board papers of FT regulator Monitor.

£500k spike in Bolton Health Consortium prescribing overspend

FINANCE: Bolton Health Consortium’s forecast overspend on its prescribing budget went up by £496,000 in February, to £861,000.

Manchester CCGs to take on acutes with united commissioning pact

STRUCTURE: Greater Manchester’s clinical commissioning groups are developing a pact to work collectively after April 2013, to ensure they are strong enough to deal with powerful hospital providers.

HSJ Local Briefing - Greater Manchester and Liverpool

Analysed: the reconfiguration plan for Greater Manchester's hospitals

HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of the key issues facing the NHS’s major health economies. This week: acute reconfiguration in Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester reduces underuse of private sector contracts

FINANCE: Primary care trusts in the cluster lost £2.6m through underuse of contracted independent sector providers in the first eight months of this year, compared with £4.5m for the same period in 2010-11, its latest finance report shows.

Sharp rise in NHS Bolton overspend on hospital services

FINANCE: NHS Bolton’s overspend on general hospital services rose by more than £2m in December to £3.4m, its latest finance report shows.

NHS Bolton secures £150,000 to help clear dental waiting lists

FINANCE: The primary care trust has secured £150,000 to help clear 2,000 patients from the waiting list for NHS dentistry, according to its latest performance report.

PCT expects further poor waiting times figures from Royal Bolton

PERFORMANCE: NHS Bolton is forecasting that when the foundation publishes its waiting times for admitted patients treated in October they will push the commissioner’s figures below the threshold standard.