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.
STRUCTURE: A new treatment centre for people recovering from drug and alcohol misuse will open in Derby on Monday 29 October.
WORKFORCE: Almost no staff intend to leave NHS Derbyshire cluster before March 2013, an analysis of 368 questionnaires has shown.
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.
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.
FINANCE: There is a “significant overspend” in unplanned care at Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust of £945,000.
FINANCE: The current forecast year end position for primary care is a £1.3m overspend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COMMERCIAL: The foundation trust has identified who its three main competitors will be under “any qualified provider”.
STRUCTURE: Derbyshire Community Health Services has proposed to host a “single point of access” on Chesterfield Royal Foundation Trust’s site.
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.
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.
FINANCE: Clinical commissioners have identified three services they would like to add to their “Any Qualified Provider” list.
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.
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.