Derby City PCT

Chief nurse leaves North Yorks for Notts and Derby LAT

WORKFORCE: Julie Bolus, North Yorkshire and York PCT chief nurse, has been appointed director of nursing for the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire local area team of the NHS Commissioning Board.

New Derby drug and alcohol centre opens

STRUCTURE: A new treatment centre for people recovering from drug and alcohol misuse will open in Derby on Monday 29 October.

Almost no staff plan to leave Derbyshire cluster before PCTs disbanded

WORKFORCE: Almost no staff intend to leave NHS Derbyshire cluster before March 2013, an analysis of 368 questionnaires has shown.

One in 10 NHS Derbyshire staff feel harassed or bullied by managers

WORKFORCE: One in 10 people at NHS Derbyshire cluster feel harassed, bullied or abused by their manager, team leader or a colleague, latest staff survey results have revealed.

Out of hours contract in Derbyshire extended ahead of 111 tender

COMMERCIAL: Derbyshire Health United’s contract to run call handling, triage and primary care services out of normal working hours for GP practices has been extended for an additional six months.

Derby City draws up HR outsourcing spec

COMMERCIAL: A new specification for outsourced HR transactional support has been developed, to be procured from April 2012.

Two birth centres to close in Derbyshire

STRUCTURE: The Derbyshire cluster has agreed that two midwife-led birthing centres should close in order to save up to £3.7m over five years.

'Untested' IT procurement agreed in Derbyshire

COMMERCIAL: NHS Derbyshire County and NHS Derby City have published a service specification for an informatics service after April 2013 when the cluster will no longer exist.

PCT managers at Derbyshire learn of fate

WORKFORCE: Board papers reveal that 87 people have had voluntary redundancy arrangements agreed with NHS Derby and NHS Derbyshire County, following discussions around assignments to clinical commisisoning groups.

Derbyshire cluster to procure outsourced HR support

COMMERCIAL: A new specification for outsourced HR transactional support has been developed by primary care trusts in Derbyshire, which will be procured from April 2012.

FT declines to support local community trust's FT bid after losing tender

STRUCTURE: Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust’s board has said it is unable to support the foundation trust bid of a neighbouring community services trust.

More than 200 PCT staff aligned to CCG roles

WORKFORCE: The cluster has recently undertaken a workforce mapping exercise and identified the potential destination of each member of staff once the PCTs are abolished in March 2013.

Derbyshire identifies AQP priorities

FINANCE: Clinical commissioners have identified three services they would like to add to their “Any Qualified Provider” list.

Eight practices opt out of Derby 'fairer funding' deal

FINANCE: Eighty six GP practices in Derbyshire have agreed to a “fairer” funding formula but patients in rural areas whose practices have not signed up to the deal could see worsening access to services.

Derbyshire PCTs announce new board structure

STRUCTURE: NHS Derbyshire cluster has announced its new board structure.

Derbyshire consults on talking therapies service

STRUCTURE: Commissioners in Derbyshire have launched a consultation on plans to reconfigure mental health services in the county, which could involve shutting some services.

Derby City gets go-ahead for service reconfiguration

STRUCTURE: NHS Derby City’s cluster has formally approved a service reconfiguration plan for a walk in centre and an “open access centre”.

Derbyshire PCTs told to be less 'controlling'

PERFORMANCE: The Derbyshire cluster has been told it needs to be less “controlling” and should be putting more effort into developing consortia.

Derby City 'sharing' QIPP savings with consortia

FINANCE: Shadow commissioning budgets in Derbyshire for 2011-12 will allocate quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) savings to GP practices along primary care trust boundaries.

Derbyshire PCTs to pilot productivity scheme for general practice  

PERFORMANCE: A new GP scheme aiming to increase efficiency is being trialled in Derbyshire.