Derbyshire County 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.

'Significant overspend' in unplanned care at Chesterfield Royal

FINANCE: There is a “significant overspend” in unplanned care at Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust of £945,000.

Predicted primary care overspend improves in Derbyshire

FINANCE: The current forecast year end position for primary care is a £1.3m overspend.

CCGs in Derbyshire 'confused' over finances and lacking 'coherent strategy'

PERFORMANCE: Derbyshire clinical commissioning groups variously lack a “coherent strategy”, show “confusion” over finances and have “low confidence” in hitting savings targets, according to the primary care trust cluster chairman.

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.

Main AQP rivals identified by Chesterfield Royal

COMMERCIAL: The foundation trust has identified who its three main competitors will be under “any qualified provider”.

Chesterfield to host community services

STRUCTURE: Derbyshire Community Health Services has proposed to host a “single point of access” on Chesterfield Royal Foundation Trust’s site.

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.

NHS Derbyshire overcomes opposition to standardise services and income for GP practices

FINANCE: A primary care trust has won agreement from its GPs to move to a more standard contract and income, including a pay cut for some practices, despite the threat of legal action from some.

Derbyshire agrees ambulance commissioning plan

STRUCTURE: Derbyshire cluster has set out its response to the options set out by NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson for ambulance commissioning.