Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT

Continuing healthcare may cost Bradford and Airedale its contingency

FINANCE: Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT may need to spend its contingency reserve to cover retrospective NHS Continuing Healthcare claims.

Bradford hospital contract overspending by £2.3m

FINANCE: Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT’s contract with Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is £2m overspent, board papers say.

C Diff target exceeded at Airedale

PERFORMANCE: The C Difficile target at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has been exceeded.

Airedale CCG seeks to 'mitigate' fines on provider

PERFORMANCE: Recent performance board papers for Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG warn of a “number of issues” regarding its contract with its main service provider Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

Bradford and Airedale CCG reviewing special needs services

STRUCTURE: Bradford and Airedale CCG has launched a consultation in partnership with Bradford Council to review local services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Yorkshire lets ten year GP practice contract

FINANCE: A ten-year contract to provide medical services at Thornton and Denholme Medical Practice has been awarded to a group of Shipley-based doctors who are already providing temporary services at the surgery.

Bradford drops health and wellbeing centre plan

STRUCTURE: Plans to develop a health and wellbeing centre in the Keighley area of Bradford have been dropped in favour of concentrating on an integrated care model.

Airedale hospital contract overspending by £2.3m

FINANCE: Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT’s contract with Airedale Foundation Trust is £2.3m overspent, board papers say.

Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG authorised with one condition

STRUCTURE: Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG has been authorised with only one condition in the NHS Commissioning Board’s second wave of CCG authorisations.

Bradford and Airedale overspending on acute by £4.3m

FINANCE: Bradford and Airedale PCT’s two main provider contracts are overtrading by a total of £4.3m, but it is on track to meet its financial plan.

Full authorisation for Bradford Districts CCG

STRUCTURE: Bradford Districts CCG has been authorised with no conditions in the second wave of CCG authorisation decisions by the NHS Commissioning Board.

Colin Renwick named GP chair of Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven CCG

STRUCTURE: Dr Colin Renwick has been named GP chair of Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven CCG.

Leeds, Bradford and Airedale CCGs take on quality and safeguarding functions

STRUCTURE: Clinical commissioning groups in Leeds and Bradford and Airedale are taking on functions of quality, safety and safeguarding for the area, following the departure of the PCTs’ director of quality and nursing.

Bradford commissioners launch guide on access for disabled patients

PERFORMANCE: NHS Airedale, Bradford and Leeds has sent a guide to its GP practices, dentists, opticians and pharmacists about how to make their premises and services easier for disabled people to access.

Yorkshire research highlights variations in type 1 diabetes care

RESEARCH: Research undertaken by Leeds Metropolitan University, with several Yorkshire and Humber NHS provider trusts and funded by NHS Diabetes, has highlighted discrepancies between type 1 diabetes services.

Fourteen CCGs in North of England have structure problem

STRUCTURE: NHS North of England has highlighted problems with the structure of 14 prospective clinical commissioning groups in the patch, including one in Wirral of which prominent GP commissioner James Kingsland is a member.

Bradford and Airedale reports three emerging CCGs

STRUCTURE: There are three emerging clinical commissioning groups for GPs in Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT, following discussions over the past year.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals sees staff assault drop

WORKFORCE: Assaults on Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff - at its Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospitals sits - fell from 129 in 2009-10 to 94 in 2010-11.

Leeds walk-in centre to close, and another to cut hours

FINANCE: A Leeds walk-in centre is due to close, and another to reduce its opening hours, in cost cutting moves, according to a report.