STRUCTURE: Calderdale CCG is asking its local population to feed into a consultation on the future of dental services across West Yorkshire
STRUCTURE: Calderdale CCG has been authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board with one condition.
FINANCE: West Yorkshire QIPP schemes - centred on the critical service reconfiguration of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust - face “significant political and reputational risks”, the area’s QIPP tracker admits.
FINANCE: Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s commissioners have agreed to provide £6m to the trust to support restructuring for cost improvement, following £10m already provided.
WORKFORCE: Two directors have been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board’s West Yorkshire Local Area Team, which is still without an overall LAT director.
COMMERCIAL: A partnership between Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trust and GP out of hours and urgent care provider Local Care Direct has been named preferred provider for NHS 111 in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
STRUCTURE: Calderdale CCG, which covers the area of Calderdale PCT, has submitted its authorisation application.
WORKFORCE: Matt Walsh, formerly NHS Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield medical director, has become the transitional accountable officer of Calderdale CCG on a full time basis.
FINANCE: The 2012-13 quality, innovation, productivity and prevention plan for the Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield PCT Cluster has not been finally signed off, an SHA cluster board report notes.
FINANCE: A Yorkshire hospital trust has begun addressing its huge financial challenge, but will later need to attempt major service reconfiguration, and may ultimately face being split up.
WORKFORCE: The West Yorkshire PCT cluster - composed of Calderdale, Wakefield District and Kirklees PCTs - has appointed a new finance director.
WORKFORCE: Ian Currell has been appointed as Cluster Director of Finance and will take up his post during April 2012.
COMMERCIAL: A new GP practice, run by Assura Leeds LLP, has opened in Calderdale.
COMMERCIAL: PCTs in West Yorkshire, with the strategic health authority, have engaged consultants to help look at rationalising their data centre services.
STRUCTURE: A new branch practice, provided by Assura Leeds, will open in Calderdale in November.
COMMERCIAL: Calderdale PCT is inviting companies to bid to provide a diabetic retinopathy screening programme across the region.
FINANCE: All primary care trusts in the NHS Yorkshire and the Humber region except one fell short of their planned surplus at the end of 2010-11.
FINANCE: Auditors have issued a qualified opinion on the financial resilience of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
COMMERCIAL: A total of 22 provider/commissioner contracts for 2011-12 were not signed off at the beginning of the financial year in the Yorkshire and the Humber region, HSJ has learned.