PERFORMANCE: NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland primary care trust cluster have negotiated with Arriva Transport Solutions to provide a new low-rate number for its patient transport service.
COMMERCIAL: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland cluster of PCTs have appointed Interserve as the preferred bidder for a major NHS estates contract.
STRUCTURE: A new website has been launched by the West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group for the public to access information about the new organisation.
STRUCTURE: A new hospital unit will open at the Market Harborough District Hospital in Leicestershire in 2014 it has been announced.
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.
STRUCTURE: A clinical commissioning group in the East Midlands is to hold its first public board meeting next week.
FINANCE: NHS Leicestershire County and Rutland, along with the Eastern Leicestershire CCG, is to receive £4m from the Department of Health to redevelop integrated primary, community and mental health services.
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: The final three priority services for “Any Qualified Provider” have been named by the cluster.
FINANCE: George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is forecasting a break-even position for the end of 2011-12, £1.2m worse than planned.
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.
STRUCTURE: Merging or being taken over to achieve foundation status is “not on the agenda at all” for financially-troubled University of Leicester Hospital Trust, its finance director has told HSJ.
FINANCE: Despite poor oral health among children in Leicester, there is not enough money to ensure sufficient access to dentists.
FINANCE: The NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland PCT cluster has shortlisted four services to commission on an “Any Qualified Provider” basis.
WORKFORCE: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland PCT cluster has announced the non-executive directors who will sit on its new integrated board.
WORKFORCE: Cathy Ellis has been appointed as chair of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland cluster.
PERFORMANCE: Assessments of care homes in Leicestershire have found wide variation in the quality of services on offer.
PERFORMANCE: Leicestershire County and Rutland Primary Care Trust is England’s top performing PCT for breast screening, the county’s PCT cluster has found.