Manchester PCT

South Manchester CCG needs to reduce running costs

FINANCE: Management costs at South Manchester CCG will have to be shaved to bring it in within its £25 per head budget.

Walk-in centre changes in Manchester

STRUCTURE: A walk-in centre has opened in Manchester, and another moved, as part of changes to emergency services.

High cost of private placements a concern in Manchester

FINANCE: The high cost of private placements is causing concern for Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust – and its commissioners.

NHS Manchester receives 300 backdated continuing care claims

FINANCE: NHS Manchester has received 300 retrospective claims for continuing healthcare funding, according to NHS Greater Manchester’s latest finance report.

New £2.45m research facility to open at UHSM

CLINICAL RESEARCH: The country’s Chief Medical Officer will tomorrow (14 December) open a new £2.45 million clinical research centre at the trust’s Wythenshawe Hospital.

Greater Manchester awards 'any qualified provider' diagnostics contracts

COMMERCIAL: Twenty three NHS and private sector providers have been awarded “any qualified provider” contracts to offer direct access diagnostics across Greater Manchester.

South Manchester CCG expects to miss QIPP target

FINANCE: The South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group is expecting to miss its quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) savings target by £300,000, its latest finance report states.

Six appointments for Greater Manchester LAT

WORKFORCE: The NHS Commissioning Board has appointed six directors for its Greater Manchester local area team.

North Manchester CCG picks reverend as lay chair

STRUCTURE: North Manchester CCG has picked Tim Presswood, a lay member and minister of a baptist church, as its chairman.

Manchester CSU boss appointed

WORKFORCE: Leigh Griffin has been appointed managing director of the Greater Manchester commissioning support unit.

Drop in patients waiting more than a year for Central Manchester FT treatment

PERFORMANCE: The number of patients who had been waiting more than a year for treatment at Central Manchester fell again in July, but remained the highest of any Greater Manchester provider, commissioner board papers show.

108 patients waiting more than a year for treatment at CMFT

PERFORMANCE: The foundation trust still had more than 100 patients who had been waiting over a year for treatment in June, although the figure had more than halved since March, commissioners have reported.

Central Manchester CCG plans £4.6m QIPP savings

FINANCE: The clinical commissioning group has developed quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) plans for savings totalling £4.6m in 2012-13.

Manchester CCGs to take on acutes with united commissioning pact

STRUCTURE: Greater Manchester’s clinical commissioning groups are developing a pact to work collectively after April 2013, to ensure they are strong enough to deal with powerful hospital providers.

Central Manchester FT ranked among worst in 2011 NHS staff survey

WORKFORCE: The foundation trust has remained ranked among the worst in the England for more than a third of the measures tracked by the annual NHS staff survey, the newly published 2011 results show.

HSJ Local Briefing - Greater Manchester and Liverpool

Analysed: the reconfiguration plan for Greater Manchester's hospitals

HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of the key issues facing the NHS’s major health economies. This week: acute reconfiguration in Greater Manchester.

Central Manchester FT spent £86,000 contesting £1m race discrimination tribunal

WORKFORCE: The foundation spent £86,000 contesting an employment tribunal which awarded a former manager around £1m for race discrimination and unfair dismissal, HSJ has learned.

Greater Manchester reduces underuse of private sector contracts

FINANCE: Primary care trusts in the cluster lost £2.6m through underuse of contracted independent sector providers in the first eight months of this year, compared with £4.5m for the same period in 2010-11, its latest finance report shows.

NHS Manchester to overshoot savings target by £1.5m

FINANCE: The primary care trust is forecasting it will save around £1.5m more than its £24.7m savings target for 2011-12, according to the Greater Manchester PCT cluster’s latest finance report.

Greater Manchester signs £1.8m home oxygen contract

COMMERCIAL: The Greater Manchester cluster of primary care trusts has signed a contract worth an estimated £1.8m for the provision of home oxygen services to all 10 PCTs in the area.