The chief executive of one of the largest trusts in the country has announced he is retiring following a period of ill health.
NHS England has commissioned an investigation into the finances of a major acute trust, after concerns led to an accounting adjustment which added £46m to its deficit, HSJ has learned.
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.
COMMERCIAL: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland cluster of PCTs have appointed Interserve as the preferred bidder for a major NHS estates contract.
Unused and wasted medicines are costing the NHS in Leicestershire £5.6m a year, it has been revealed.
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.
STRUCTURE: Three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Leicestershire and Rutland will be among the first to go through authorisation.
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.
FINANCE: All three CCGs in Leicester have reduced emergency and outpatients activity in 2011-12 after three years of growth.
FINANCE: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland cluster is challenging or querying over £3m worth of activity at University Hospitals Leicester Trust.
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.
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.
PERFORMANCE: Commissioners have signalled an intention to use contractual penalties against University Hospitals of Leicester Trust for long elective waits.
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.
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.
FINANCE: Despite poor oral health among children in Leicester, there is not enough money to ensure sufficient access to dentists.
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.
PERFORMANCE: Only 33 out of 50 GP practices have signed up to the NHS Health Checks programme in West Leicester CCG.
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.