FINANCE: NHS East London and the City applied to NHS London for £55,000 of the two per cent top-slice funds to kickstart its sexual health tariff programme.
WORKFORCE: Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed a former primary care trust director as its interim accountable officer.
PERFORMANCE: A strategic health authority report said there was evidence of a “lack of trust” between GPs and trusts in outer north east London, which meant “some GPs were now approaching trust consultants directly as a result”.
WORKFORCE: Alwen Williams has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Outer North East London primary care trust cluster.
FINANCE: NHS Outer North East London plan to reduce emergency admissions by 255 against 2010-11’s total of 2,718 is failing to do so, a report says.
FINANCE: A London cluster is taking Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust to arbitration over over-performance.
FINANCE: NHS Barking & Dagenham and NHS Havering still have £5.6m unidentified savings to make.
FINANCE: The outer north east London cluster of primary care trusts could save money on bariatric surgery with better community services for obesity.
FINANCE: Outer north east London cluster on plan for £4.2m underspend but has worst-case scenario of £17m deficit
STRUCTURE: The primary care trust cluster, which consists of Waltham Forest, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering PCTs, has submitted a business plan to pilot the 111 non-emergency number in London.
FINANCE: The east London organisation lost an arbitration case brought against commissioners, the Outer North East London cluster.
FINANCE: NHS London predicted that its primary care trusts would miss their 2010-11 demand management and decommissioning targets by £77m
PERFORMANCE: The commisioning organisation NHS Greenwich, part of the South East London cluster, terminated one of its practice’s PMS contract with six months’ notice, sparking a request for a judicial review.
FINANCE: The north east London primary care trust had £9m allocated to it from the Challenged Trust Board (CTB), a sub committee of the capital’s stategic health authority.
FINANCE: Barking and Dagenham’s system for dealing with individual funding requests for treatments not normally funded on the NHS has been adopted by across its cluster, after being deemed the most efficient.
STRUCUTRE: A timeline produced by the cluster said it hoped to have “Pathfinder Commissioning Support Units” in place by January 2012
PERFORMANCE: The north east London primary care trust approved 79 per cent of appeals to pay for a service or procedure outside of the cluster’s policy.
FINANCE: The east London primary care trust’s £6.1m quality, innovation, productivity and prevention plan (QIPP), submitted in January, has been fully risk-assessed as the best of the four outer north east London PCTs.
STRUCTURE: The north-east London primary care trust reported it had planned to issue the memo of information and expression of interest documents for Queens Polyclinic but the idea is now under review.
FINANCE: A primary care trust is proposing to save half a million pounds over the next two years by reducing Directed Enhanced Services payments to GPs.