Leicester City PCT

Leicester City CCG unclear about property cost

FINANCE: Financial board papers from Leicester City CCG warn the board are still “unclear” about the level of funding required from the CCG for property managed by the new NHS Property Services Limited-or PropCo.

Interserve gains Leicestershire preferred bidder status

COMMERCIAL: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland cluster of PCTs have appointed Interserve as the preferred bidder for a major NHS estates contract.

Wasted medicines costing Leicestershire £5.6m

Unused and wasted medicines are costing the NHS in Leicestershire £5.6m a year, it has been revealed.

Final days of survey on Leicestershire community services

The East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group is asking for views on elective care services such as out-patient appointments, minor injury units and minor surgery.

Trio of CCGs could be among first to gain authorisation

STRUCTURE: Three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Leicestershire and Rutland will be among the first to go through authorisation.

Leicestershire's finance director given transition role

WORKFORCE: NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland’s director of finance Sue Bishop has been selected to sit on a national group looking at preparing financial leadership for, and beyond, the transition.

CCGs halt three-year activity rise

FINANCE: All three CCGs in Leicester have reduced emergency and outpatients activity in 2011-12 after three years of growth.

PCTs challenging over £2m of Leicester activity

FINANCE: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland cluster is challenging or querying over £3m worth of activity at University Hospitals Leicester Trust.

Many Leicestershire urgent care centre attendences would be better managed by GPs

PERFORMANCE: Nearly half of attendances at the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland urgent care centre would be better managed within GP practices, a clinical audit has shown.

Leicester City boosts Health Check funding

FINANCE: Extra funding is being made available in Leicester over the next two years to increase the number of patients being offered a free Health Check at GP practices across the city.

University Hospitals of Leicester faces 2pc contract cut over elective waits

PERFORMANCE: Commissioners have signalled an intention to use contractual penalties against University Hospitals of Leicester Trust for long elective waits.

Leicester City considers subcontracting GP out of hours prison service

COMMERCIAL: The NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland PCT cluster is considering subcontracting out of hours GP provision at HMP Leicester with a local GP provider.

Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs to take over full relevant commissioning budget

FINANCE: Clinical Commissioning Groups in Leicestershire and Rutland will next year take over 100 per cent of the commissioning budget that they will eventually be responsible for.

Leicester children suffer poor access to dentistry

FINANCE: Despite poor oral health among children in Leicester, there is not enough money to ensure sufficient access to dentists.

Finance 'capacity gap' at Leicester City worsens as resources are shared with CCGs

WORKFORCE: The primary care trust has identified a “capacity gap” in its finance team that is worsening due to having to share resources with clinical commissioning groups.

Leicester GPs refuse to carry out health checks

PERFORMANCE: Only 33 out of 50 GP practices have signed up to the NHS Health Checks programme in West Leicester CCG.

University Hospitals Leicester asked for assurance on quality

PERFORMANCE: NHS Leicester City has written to University Hospitals of Leicester Trust after it failed to deliver on agreed improvement plans on a number of patient safety areas.

Leicester PCT cluster appoints NEDs

WORKFORCE: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland PCT cluster has announced the non-executive directors who will sit on its new integrated board.

University Hospitals Leicester racks up £8.4m deficit

FINANCE: Trust board finance papers reveal that at the end of June the organisation had spiralled into a debt of £8.4m already this year, a position the finance director Andrew Seddon describes as “most disappointing”.

Leicestershire PCT cluster appoints chair

WORKFORCE: Cathy Ellis has been appointed as chair of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland cluster.