Cumbria Teaching PCT

Cumbria sets aside £9m for backdated care claims

FINANCE: Cumbria Primary Care Trust set aside £9m to allow its successor body to settle the backlog of retrospective continuing healthcare claims it received in the final year of its existence, board papers state.

John Lawlor appointed NHSCB director for Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear

STRUCTURE: John Lawlor has been apppointed as the NHS Commissioning Board’s local area team director for Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

NHS Cumbria chief executive to lead review of troubled Northern Ireland trust

WORKFORCE: Sue Page, the chief executive of NHS Cumbria, has agreed to lead a “turnaround team” established to address the problems at a troubled Northern Ireland health trust.

Cumbria CCG authorised in first wave

STRUCTURE: Cumbria clinical commissioning group was among the first wave of new organisations to be authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board.

North Cumbria launches recruitment drive after agency costs spike

WORKFORCE: North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust has launched a recruitment drive after seeing its bill for agency staff go up by 57 per cent in the first half of 2012-13 compared with the same period last year.

Cumbria and North East LAT hires nurse and medical director

WORKFORCE: The NHS Commissioning Board local area team for Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear has appointed a nursing and medical director.

Large commissioning board LAT gets interim director

STRUCTURE: An interim director has been appointed to the Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear local area team, pending a permanent appointment.

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

Cumbria council launches £300,000 health and wellbeing fund

FINANCE: Cumbria county council has launched a £300,000 grant fund to support community health and wellbeing projects in Eden and Allerdale.

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.

Paediatric review suggests changes at Morecambe Bay maternity unit

STRUCTURE: Restricting University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay’s troubled Furness General Hospital maternity unit to low-risk births could help take pressure off of its stretched paediatric services, an external review has advised.

NCUH reports £60,000 surplus for first two months of 2012-13

FINANCE: The trust reported a surplus of £60,000 for the first two months of 2012-13, but noted that this included “strategic support funding” of £4.1m.

Morecambe Bay forecasts £30m deficit for 2012-13

FINANCE: The trust is expecting to incur a deficit of around £30m in 2012-13, its latest finance report shows.

Cumbria misses RTT waiting target for Q1 2012-13

PERFORMANCE: Cumbria will not meet national referral to treatment waiting times standards for the first three months of 2012-13, due to a “backlog of patients waiting over 18 weeks”, its latest performance report states.

North Cumbria anticipates £10m income reduction for 2012-13

FINANCE: The trust anticipates a reduction in its income of around £10m in 2012-13, its newly published financial plan for the year shows.

Cumbria clinical commissioners take on £676m budget

FINANCE: The primary care trust, NHS Cumbria, has delegated control of over £600m of its £900m budget for 2012-13 to Cumbria’s clinical commissioning group.

SHA declines sign-off on Cumbria savings plan

FINANCE: The North of England strategic health authority cluster has reported that it has been unable to sign off NHS Cumbria’s quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) savings plans for 2012-13 due to “significant ongoing risks to delivery”.

Cumbria CCG given estimated operating budget of £13m

FINANCE: The clinical commissioning group set to replace NHS Cumbria has been allocated an indicative running costs budget of £12.8m, a paper published by the NHS Commissioning Board today shows.