Hull PCT

Hull GPs refuse pathfinder 'political football'

Hull GPs refuse pathfinder 'political football'

GPs in a primary care trust area known for its strong commissioning performance are refusing to form a pathfinder consortium as they do not wish to become a “political football”.

Community nursing services are among those that can bid to become social enterprises

Bids deadline nears for PCT social enterprises

Primary care trusts wanting their provider arms to become social enterprises will have to get their bids in by the end of next month, HSJ has learnt.

Hull Guildhall at night

Transforming community services 'a mistake', says top PCT chief exec

The NHS will regret the rush to vertically integrate community services with acute trusts, the chief executive of England’s top performing primary care trust has warned.

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Personal health budget pilots raise concerns

Managers involved in the pilots for personal health budgets have expressed concerns over equity and increased cost, a report commissioned by the Department of Health says.

Hull Guildhall at night

NHS Hull completes move to social enterprise

NHS Hull has become the first primary care trust to complete the transfer of its provider arm into a stand alone social enterprise.

Hull Guildhall

Hull social enterprise plan back on track

A legal challenge preventing the transfer of community services to a social enterprise has been dropped.

King's Fund chief executive Niall Dickson

Clarify role of NHS, urges King's Fund

The NHS needs to clarify its role in public policy and stop “trying to do everything”, according to King’s Fund chief executive Niall Dickson.

David Nicholson

DH scraps deadline for PCT provider arm strategies

The Department of Health has scrapped its centrally set deadline for primary care trusts to create provider arm strategies. It comes amid fears of PCTs obsessed by organisational structure making poor decisions.

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PCTs lash out over audit use of world class scores

Furious primary care trust chiefs have lambasted the Audit Commission after being marked down in annual reports on the basis of world class commissioning scores. They had been told they would not be judged on the measures.

The Department of Health is downplaying Mark Britnell’s departure for the private sector, insisting the world class commissioning programme will not flounder without him.

Mark Britnell move 'will not hit world class commissioning'

The Department of Health is downplaying Mark Britnell’s departure for the private sector, insisting the world class commissioning programme will not flounder without him.

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Yorkshire and Humber commissioners accused of grilling gender change patients

Gender equality campaigners have accused Yorkshire and the Humber commissioners of breaching the Human Rights Act in its treatment of patients with gender dysphoria.

Search starts for new chief executive of NHS Yorkshire and the Humber

The hunt has begun for a new chief executive for the Yorkshire and Humber strategic health authority.