Central Lancashire PCT

Lancashire PCTs forecast underspend

FINANCE: All five PCTs in the Lancashire cluster are forecasting an underspend against resources at year end, totalling nearly £13m.

NHS Central Lancashire faces estimated £6.8m retrospective continuing care claims

FINANCE: NHS Central Lancashire is facing a potential liability for retrospective continuing care claims of £6.8m, according to latest primary care trust cluster board papers.

Morecambe Bay mulls judicial review bid over vascular row

STRUCTURE: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has warned it may seek judicial review of a decision to transfer its inpatient vascular services to a neighbouring trust.

North of England provider development lead joins Trust Development Authority

WORKFORCE: Nicky O’Connor, programme director in the North of England SHA Cluster provider development team, has been appointed to the role of portfolio director in the NHS Trust Development Authority.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals in deficit and £1.7m behind plan

FINANCE: The foundation trust’s August finance report shows a year-to-date deficit of £588,100 after exceptional items, against a planned surplus for the period of £1.1m.

Cumbria CCG to buy support from North East CSU

COMMERCIAL: The NHS Commissioning Board has finalised commissioning support arrangements in Cumbria and Lancashire.

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

Commissioning support service on track

STRUCTURE: The Cumbria and Lancashire Commissioning Support Service has passed through another development milestone, shows a report to the NHS Lancashire PCT cluster.

Lancashire's health and wellbeing board launches draft plan

PERFORMANCE: Improving services for new mothers and young children will be among the top priorities for Lancashire’s new health and wellbeing board, draft plans show.

‘Block contract’ loses Southport and Ormskirk Hospital £1.6m

FINANCE: A ‘block contract’ with the trust’s main commissioners has lost it around £1.6m for the year to date, its latest finance report suggests.

NHS Blackpool prepares for consultation on major reconfiguration

STRUCTURE: Commissioners across Blackpool and Lancashire will next month begin public consultation on a major reconfiguration of community inpatient services across the Fylde coast.

Commissioners forecast around £2.7m overspend on Lancs Teaching Hospitals

FINANCE: Four of the five Lancashire primary care trusts were forecasting year end overspends in excess of £400,000 with the foundation at the end of September, their cluster’s latest finance report shows.

Adult hearing and musculoskeletal services to be opened to competition in Lancashire

STRUCTURE: Diagnostics, adult hearing and musculoskeletal services will be opened up to competition from any qualified provider by North Lancashire Teaching PCT in 2012, according to a new “AQP map” published by the Department of Health.

Central Lancashire CCGs ask to work as separate committees

STRUCTURE: The primary care trust’s board will be asked to break up the joint committee it agreed to establish for clinical commissioning groups, board papers for its meeting this week show.

Lancashire PCT cluster ‘banked’ £38m QIPP savings by end of July

FINANCE: The primary care trust cluster is currently forecasting it will achieve £64.3m of its £66.7m quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) savings target in 2011-12, its latest board papers show.

Lancashire providers to hold QIPP summit

FINANCE: Lancashire providers are to hold a summit of all clinical leaders, finance directors and chief executives in a bid to “reframe” savings plans on “improving outcomes” and addressing financial challenges collectively.

Lancashire Care FT revises reconfiguration blueprint, cutting planned beds by 298

STRUCTURE: The foundation trust has revised its strategic plan for a major reconfiguration of inpatient mental health services across Lancashire, reducing the overall number of beds that will be provided from 560 to 262.

NHS Central Lancashire predicted to miss QIPP savings target by £1.4m

FINANCE: The primary care trust was forecast to miss its £18.1m quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) savings target for 2011-12 by £1.4m, cluster board papers state.

Monitor backlog holds up community services transfers to Lancashire Care FT

STRUCTURE: The transfer to the foundation of community services from three different primary care trusts is expected to be delayed until July, an NHS North West board report states.