Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT

Cancer waiting times slip in Birmingham and Solihull

PERFORMANCE: The Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust cluster has reported a dip in performance against a cancer waiting time target.

Birmingham and Solihull £14.3m behind on QIPP plan

FINANCE: The Birmingham and Solihull quality, innovation, productivity and prevention plan saved £17.1m at month seven against a plan of £31.4m.

Birmingham and Solihull overspend on main acute provider rises

FINANCE: The Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust cluster’s acute contract overspend with University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust increased by £2.4m between months six and seven this year.

'Agreed resignations' to cost Birmingham and Black Country clusters £11m

WORKFORCE: The Black Country and Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust clusters have announced they will spend £11m on voluntary redundancies.

Birmingham QIPP forecast improves slightly to 46pc shortfall

FINANCE: Efficiency schemes in Birmingham and Solihull are still only expected to yield little more than half their savings targets for 2012-13, despite efforts from clinical commissioning groups to close the gap.

Birmingham and Solihull PCT cluster overperforms on demand

PERFORMANCE: Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust cluster is overperforming on demand for both elective and non elective care.

Birmingham cluster overperforms on UHB contract

FINANCE: The Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust cluster is overspending by £2.6m on its contract with University Hospitals Birmingham.

Voluntary redundancy costs Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country clusters £11m

WORKFORCE: The Black Country and Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust clusters have announced they will spend £11m on voluntary redundancies.

Concerns over diagnostic performance in Birmingham and Solihull

PERFORMANCE: Increased demand for endoscopy tests has caused the Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust cluster to struggle to hit its target on diagnostic waits.

Elective activity through the roof in Birmingham cluster

PERFORMANCE: GP referrals in the Birmingham and Solihull area are 32 per cent above plan in May this year, with other activity level indicators also showing significant overperformance.

Birmingham cluster predicts £26m QIPP shortfall

FINANCE: Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust cluster has predicted a £26m shortfall on efficiency savings against a target of £58m.

West Midlands SHA releases £44m to Birmingham cluster

FINANCE: The West Midlands strategic health authority will release £44m to the Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust cluster, on the understanding the cluster pays for all its transition costs.

Birmingham and Solihull cluster heading for £18m shortfall

FINANCE: The Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust cluster’s financial forecast has improved by £5m, but it is still predicting a £14m overspend by the end of 2012-13.

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Exclusive: 400 PCT jobs at risk in Birmingham and Black Country

WORKFORCE: Four hundred primary care trust staff are likely to lose their jobs in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country in the transition to the new NHS commissioning structure, HSJ has learned.

Bowel campaign scuppers attempts to cut diagnostic waits

PERFORMANCE: Long diagnostic waits in Birmingham and Solihull have been blamed on the Heart of England Foundation Trust and a national bowel screening drive.

Birmingham and Solihull faces £16.9m QIPP shortfall

FINANCE: Commissioners in Birmingham and Solihull have reported a £16.9m gap in their efficiency savings plans, accounting for 29 per cent of the total for this year.

Ambulance handovers miss target in Birmingham and Solihull

PERFORMANCE: All providers serving the Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust cluster failed to hit the required standard for ambulance handover times.

Demand outstrips plan in Birmingham and Solihull

PERFORMANCE: Emergency and elective admissions have exceeded plan in Birmingham and Solihull, with particular pressure around the Heart of England Foundation Trust.

Birmingham and Solihull cluster 21 per cent behind on QIPP

PERFORMANCE: The Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust cluster fell 21 per cent short of its quality, innovation, productivity and prevention savings target in 2011-12.

Commissioning functions delegated to three Birmingham and Solihull CCGs

STRUCTURE: Commissioning functions have been delegated to three out of Birmingham and Solihull’s five clinical commissioning groups.