Leicestershire County and Rutland PCT

Transport company changes phone number after concerns

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.

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.

Leicestershire CCG launches new website

STRUCTURE: A new website has been launched by the West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group for the public to access information about the new organisation.

New hospital plans for Market Harborough

STRUCTURE: A new hospital unit will open at the Market Harborough District Hospital in Leicestershire in 2014 it has been announced.

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.

First public board for East CCG

STRUCTURE: A clinical commissioning group in the East Midlands is to hold its first public board meeting next week.

£4m for integrated care in Leicestershire County

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.

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.

Leicestershire PCTs choose final three AQP priority services

FINANCE: The final three priority services for “Any Qualified Provider” have been named by the cluster.

George Eliot £1.2m behind finance plan

FINANCE: George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is forecasting a break-even position for the end of 2011-12, £1.2m worse than planned.

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.

'No merger' at troubled trust, FD says

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.

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.

Leicestershire cluster shortlists four services for AQP

FINANCE: The NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland PCT cluster has shortlisted four services to commission on an “Any Qualified Provider” basis.

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.

Leicestershire PCT cluster appoints chair

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

Leicestershire care homes vary in quality

PERFORMANCE: Assessments of care homes in Leicestershire have found wide variation in the quality of services on offer.

Leicestershire and Rutland top for breast screening

PERFORMANCE: Leicestershire County and Rutland Primary Care Trust is England’s top performing PCT for breast screening, the county’s PCT cluster has found.