Doncaster PCT

Five directors appointed to South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw LAT

WORKFORCE: Five directors have been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board’s South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Local Area Team.

Nick Tupper appointed Doncaster CCG chair

WORKFORCE: GP Nick Tupper has been appointed chair of NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group.

Rotherham chair takes over at all South Yorks and Bassetlaw cluster PCTs

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.

Doncaster expects £2.9m voluntary redundancy management cut

WORKFORCE: NHS Doncaster is expecting a £2.9m reduction in recurrent annual management costs, because of a voluntary redundancy round.

NHS North cluster names senior executive directors

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.

First dental practice to start up in Doncaster for a decade

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.

Yorkshire & Humber PCTs struggle to meet financial plans for 2010-11

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.

Bassetlaw cluster appointments made

WORKFORCE: A number of appointments have been made to the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw cluster.

South Yorks 'worst offender for premium rate GP phone numbers'

PERFORMANCE: GPs in the South Yorkshire cluster of PCTs are the biggest users of premium rate phone numbers, according to a campaign group.

Doncaster establishes PCT-wide consortium as board committee

STRUCTURE: Doncaster PCT has disbanded its professional executive committee and established a Commissioning Consortium Board as a sub committee of the PCT board.

Rotherham chief exec to lead five PCTs cluster

STRUCTURE: Rotherham PCT chief executive Andy Buck will lead a five PCT cluster with Doncaster, Bassetlaw, Sheffield and Barnsley PCTs.

NHS Doncaster working on consortia governance

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.