WORKFORCE: Five directors have been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board’s South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Local Area Team.
WORKFORCE: GP Nick Tupper has been appointed chair of NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group.
WORKFORCE: The Rotherham, Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Bassetlaw PCTs cluster has been in place since the summer but it has this month confirmed that the Appointments Commission has confirmed Alan Tolhurst as the new chair of all five primary care trusts.
WORKFORCE: NHS Doncaster is expecting a £2.9m reduction in recurrent annual management costs, because of a voluntary redundancy round.
WORKFORCE: The senior executive team has been appointed for the NHS North cluster, made up of NHS Yorkshire and the Humber, North West and North East.
STRUCTURE: The first new dental practice to start up in the Doncaster area in more than 10 years has earned the seal of approval of the country’s top dentist.
FINANCE: All primary care trusts in the NHS Yorkshire and the Humber region except one fell short of their planned surplus at the end of 2010-11.
WORKFORCE: A number of appointments have been made to the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw cluster.
PERFORMANCE: GPs in the South Yorkshire cluster of PCTs are the biggest users of premium rate phone numbers, according to a campaign group.
STRUCTURE: Doncaster PCT has disbanded its professional executive committee and established a Commissioning Consortium Board as a sub committee of the PCT board.
STRUCTURE: Rotherham PCT chief executive Andy Buck will lead a five PCT cluster with Doncaster, Bassetlaw, Sheffield and Barnsley PCTs.
STRUCTURE: NHS Doncaster is developing governance arrangements for an area-wide commissioning consortium, after being named as a “pathfinder” to trial the arrangements for the transfer of budgets from primary care trusts.