FINANCE: Aylesbury Vale clinical commissioning group is forecasting a £1m deficit for 2012-13, driven largely by demand for unscheduled care services.
FINANCE: Buckinghamshire’s attempts to reduce activity were off target due to quality, innovation, productivity and prevention plan slippages.
COMMERCIAL: NHS Direct has been named as the successful bidder for NHS 111 services in Buckinghamshire.
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.
FINANCE: Buckinghamshire’s clinical commissioning groups have reported an overspend on planned care of £1.3m in the year to date.
WORKFORCE: John Wilderspin is set to be appointed as managing director of the Central Southern commissioning support unit.
COMMERCIAL: NHS Direct has been selected as the preferred provider to run the NHS 111 service in Buckinghamshire.
FINANCE: Buckinghamshire primary care trust finished 2011-12 with a year-end surplus higher than planned, despite over-spending on all its providers.
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.
FINANCE: Efficiency plans in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire were both falling short of target at the end of 2011-12.
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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.
STRUCTURE: Talks are already under way to further expand the NHS commissioning support service already stretching from Berkshire to Gloucestershire.
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.
FINANCE: A £3m settlement has been agreed between Buckinghamshire primary care trust and Buckinghamshire Healthcare to “de-risk” overperformance.
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”.
FINANCE: Buckinghamshire primary care trust is beating its revenue spending target, but falling behind on its cost improvement plan.
STRUCTURE: Buckinghamshire Healthcare is “reconsidering” its timetable for becoming a foundation trust due to “financial pressures”.
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.