Middlesbrough PCT

South Tees CCG fully authorised

STRUCTURE: South Tees CCG has been authorised with no conditions in the second wave of CCG authorisation decisions.

Four directors appointed to Durham, Darlington & Tees LAT

WORKFORCE: Four directors have been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board’s Durham, Darlington & Tees Local Area Team.

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Analysed: The reorganisation of commissioning in the North East

The NHS in the North East has healthy finances but an unhealthy population. This briefing looks at how its new structure could overcome these problems.

Tees Valley mulls 'shared public health service'

STRUCTURE: Teesside is considering creating a shared public health service for the Tees Valley.

Middlesbrough holds first health and wellbeing board meeting

STRUCTURE: The first meeting of the health and wellbeing board meeting for Middlesbrough was held in June.

Tees PCT cluster chief executive returns

WORKFORCE: Chris Willis has returned as chief executive of the NHS Tees PCT Cluster.

Go ahead for Middlesbrough neuro centre

STRUCTURE: Planning permission has been granted for a new centre for the support and rehabilitation of people with long term neurological conditions in Middlesbrough.

North East appoints interim commissioning support lead

WORKFORCE: The primary care trusts in the North East have appointed an interim managing director for their emerging single commissioning support service.

Two south Tees emerging CCGs merge into one

STRUCTURE: The three emerging clinical commissioning groups within Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough PCTs have merged into one.

Plans put forward for Middlesbrough neuro centre

STRUCTURE: Middlesbrough Council is considering proposals for a new neurological support and rehabilitation centre in the city.

Tees PCTs mull major service change plans

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”.

North East PCTs pursue single commissioning support organisation

STRUCTURE: The North East primary care trusts have begun a project developing a single commissioning support organisation for the region.

Tees mulls acute paediatric centre reduction

STRUCTURE: Maintaining the current model of paediatric services on Teeside may not be a “sustainable” or “safe” option in future, according to board papers.

Tees PCTs eye regional commissioning support collaboration

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.

Seven North East PCTs behind on C difficile

PERFORMANCE: Seven PCT areas in the North East have recorded more C difficile infections than their target maximum at July.

Surplus at Middlesbrough and Cleveland PCTs despite acute overspend

FINANCE: Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland PCTs were expecting surpluses for 2010-11 in spite of overspending on hospital and community services.

Three consortia in South Tees

STRUCTURE: Three commissioning consortia are emerging across South Tees, covering Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland PCTs.

NHS Middlesbrough cluster names executive team

STRUCTURE: NHS Middlesbrough has clustered with NHS Hartlepool, NHS Redcar and Cleveland and NHS Stockton-on-Tees, and several senior appointments have been made.