STRUCTURE: South Tees CCG has been authorised with no conditions in the second wave of CCG authorisation decisions.
WORKFORCE: Four directors have been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board’s Durham, Darlington & Tees Local Area Team.
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STRUCTURE: Teesside is considering creating a shared public health service for the Tees Valley.
STRUCTURE: The first meeting of the health and wellbeing board meeting for Middlesbrough was held in June.
WORKFORCE: Chris Willis has returned as chief executive of the NHS Tees PCT Cluster.
STRUCTURE: Planning permission has been granted for a new centre for the support and rehabilitation of people with long term neurological conditions in Middlesbrough.
WORKFORCE: The primary care trusts in the North East have appointed an interim managing director for their emerging single commissioning support service.
STRUCTURE: The three emerging clinical commissioning groups within Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough PCTs have merged into one.
STRUCTURE: Middlesbrough Council is considering proposals for a new neurological support and rehabilitation centre in the city.
FINANCE: The Tees PCT cluster - Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees - has begun discussion ahead of possible “major service change where quality and affordability make it necessary”.
STRUCTURE: The North East primary care trusts have begun a project developing a single commissioning support organisation for the region.
STRUCTURE: Maintaining the current model of paediatric services on Teeside may not be a “sustainable” or “safe” option in future, according to board papers.
STRUCTURE: Primary care trusts in the NHS Tees cluster are expecting to create commissioning support organisations with others in the North East, or in North Yorkshire.
PERFORMANCE: Seven PCT areas in the North East have recorded more C difficile infections than their target maximum at July.
FINANCE: Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland PCTs were expecting surpluses for 2010-11 in spite of overspending on hospital and community services.
STRUCTURE: Three commissioning consortia are emerging across South Tees, covering Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland PCTs.
STRUCTURE: NHS Middlesbrough has clustered with NHS Hartlepool, NHS Redcar and Cleveland and NHS Stockton-on-Tees, and several senior appointments have been made.