Buckinghamshire PCT

Aylesbury Vale CCG heading for deficit

FINANCE: Aylesbury Vale clinical commissioning group is forecasting a £1m deficit for 2012-13, driven largely by demand for unscheduled care services.

Buckinghamshire QIPP plan to fall short by a third

FINANCE: Buckinghamshire’s attempts to reduce activity were off target due to quality, innovation, productivity and prevention plan slippages.

NHS Direct awarded Buckinghamshire 111 contract

COMMERCIAL: NHS Direct has been named as the successful bidder for NHS 111 services in Buckinghamshire.

Dermatology QIPP slips back five months

STRUCTURE: A plan to redesign dermatology services in Buckinghamshire has been delayed by up to five months due to consultation on a proposed service change and contract negotiations.

Buckinghamshire CCGs overspend by £1.3m on elective care

FINANCE: Buckinghamshire’s clinical commissioning groups have reported an overspend on planned care of £1.3m in the year to date.

Central Southern CSU set to appoint MD

WORKFORCE: John Wilderspin is set to be appointed as managing director of the Central Southern commissioning support unit.

NHS Buckinghamshire names NHS 111 provider

COMMERCIAL: NHS Direct has been selected as the preferred provider to run the NHS 111 service in Buckinghamshire.

Bucks PCT in surplus despite overspends

FINANCE: Buckinghamshire primary care trust finished 2011-12 with a year-end surplus higher than planned, despite over-spending on all its providers.

Bucks PCT misses out on £2m PbR savings

FINANCE: Buckinghamshire commissioners will have to find £2m to plug a gap in its savings plan after providers refused to accept changes to payment by results.

QIPP shortfalls in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

FINANCE: Efficiency plans in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire were both falling short of target at the end of 2011-12.

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Analysed: the viability of acute services in the Thames Valley area

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'All staff' in Berkshire cluster to transfer to new bodies

WORKFORCE: All primary care trust staff not moving to the NHS Commissioning Board, clinical commissioning groups or local government will go to the commissioning support service, one group of PCT clusters has said.

Wiltshire cluster services to merge with Berkshire/Gloucestershire CSS

STRUCTURE: Talks are already under way to further expand the NHS commissioning support service already stretching from Berkshire to Gloucestershire.

New chief exec appointed to BANES cluster

WORKFORCE: Ed Macalister Smith has been appointed to lead the Wiltshire and Bath and North East Somerset primary care trust cluster through its last year of existence.

Bucks healthcare gets an extra £3m

FINANCE: A £3m settlement has been agreed between Buckinghamshire primary care trust and Buckinghamshire Healthcare to “de-risk” overperformance.

Three clusters advertise for commissioning support MD

STRUCTURE: An NHS commissioning support service has advertised for a managing director “with commercial experience” and the “necessary commercial acumen to effectively grow the business”.

Bucks PCT falling short on CIP

FINANCE: Buckinghamshire primary care trust is beating its revenue spending target, but falling behind on its cost improvement plan.

Bucks healthcare reviews FT application

STRUCTURE: Buckinghamshire Healthcare is “reconsidering” its timetable for becoming a foundation trust due to “financial pressures”.

Oxfordshire and Bucks CSS told to address 'footprint' issue

STRUCTURE: The commissioning support service being set up in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire could merge with neighbouring bodies after its first assessment by NHS South of England.

Buckinghamshire CCGs mull merger

STRUCTURE: Two Buckinghamshire clinical commissioning groups are consulting on whether to merge.