Luton PCT

Concerns raised about ageing practice nurse workforce

WORKFORCE: Practice nursing is facing a future workforce crisis in the East of England, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

Cambridgeshire and Luton face health visitor shortfall

WORKFORCE: The total number of health visitors in Cambridgeshire and Luton needs to double by 2015 to meet the government’s pledge to provide 4200 extra health visitors nationally.

Luton on track to break even

FINANCE: NHS Luton was on track to break even but has identified around £2m of pressures, September’s board meeting heard.

Luton and Bedfordshire cluster on monthly monitoring over acute concerns

PERFORMANCE: The Luton and Bedfordshire PCT cluster is being monitored monthly by its strategic health authority, after a “significant drop” in performance at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

Cluster chairs named in East of England

WORKFORCE: Chairs have been appointed for the five primary care trust clusters that now commission NHS healthcare in the East of England region.

Neil McKay

SHA questions Luton and Bedfordshire QIPP plans

FINANCE: NHS East of England has raised a series of concerns over plans for quality and productivity savings by a primary care trust cluster in its region.

Luton PCT QIPP target cut by a quarter

FINANCE: The primary care trust has revised down its required efficiency savings by almost a quarter, following the release of the NHS operating framework.

Luton PCT challenges providers to help with deficit

FINANCE: Luton PCT has said it has begun to make “rigorous challenges” to its providers because it faces a deficit for the year.

One consortium to cover Luton TPCT

STRUCTURE: A single commissioning consortium is emerging covering practices under Luton Teaching PCT.

Risk of deficit at Luton PCT

FINANCE: NHS Luton has reported that the risk of it not breaking even for the year has increased.

Luton PCT's estates committee looking for projects

FINANCE: Current estimates indicate a forecast underspend of around £2m on NHS Luton’s capital budget, following cost reduction on two key schemes