FINANCE: Management costs at South Manchester CCG will have to be shaved to bring it in within its £25 per head budget.
STRUCTURE: A walk-in centre has opened in Manchester, and another moved, as part of changes to emergency services.
FINANCE: The high cost of private placements is causing concern for Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust – and its commissioners.
FINANCE: NHS Manchester has received 300 retrospective claims for continuing healthcare funding, according to NHS Greater Manchester’s latest finance report.
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.
COMMERCIAL: Twenty three NHS and private sector providers have been awarded “any qualified provider” contracts to offer direct access diagnostics across Greater Manchester.
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.
WORKFORCE: The NHS Commissioning Board has appointed six directors for its Greater Manchester local area team.
STRUCTURE: North Manchester CCG has picked Tim Presswood, a lay member and minister of a baptist church, as its chairman.
WORKFORCE: Leigh Griffin has been appointed managing director of the Greater Manchester commissioning support unit.
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.
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.
FINANCE: The clinical commissioning group has developed quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) plans for savings totalling £4.6m in 2012-13.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.