Commissioners have admitted a mistake was made in the awarding of a £60m community services contract after independent sector providers were excluded from the process.
WORKFORCE: John Parkes has been appointed managing director of the Greater East Midlands commissioning support service.
FINANCE: Oxford University Hospitals Trust exceeded planned levels of activity by 3.7 per cent in 2011-12, costing the local health economy £26.6m more than expected.
PERFORMANCE: NHS Midlands and East has stepped up its monitoring of the Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes primary care trust cluster amid substandard performance in A&E and urgent care.
STRUCTURE: Two emerging clinical commissioning groups in Milton Keynes - one of which was dominated by doctors with an Asian background - have agreed to merge.
FINANCE: Pressures on health services at a prison in Milton Keynes are causing it to overspend, according to a board paper.
PERFORMANCE: Concerns have been raised over incident reporting in primary care, independent contractors a hospital in Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes.
COMMERCIAL: The supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has offered to build a new health centre in Milton Keynes in exchange for building on the site of an existing centre.
STRUCTURE: A transfer of the whole of the PCT provider arm at NHS Milton Keynes was proposed to Milton Keynes Hospital Foundation Trust.
PERFORMANCE: Northampton and Milton Keynes primary care trust cluster has been warned they should “align” to monitor performance at Milton Keynes Foundation Trust.
STRUCTURE: The delayed transfer of community services in Milton Keynes could end up being almost a year late, a senior staff member at the local acute trust has said.
WORKFORCE: The chair of Milton Keynes primary care trust has stepped down after more than eight years in the role.
PERFORMANCE: Around two thirds of NHS trusts will miss a Department of Health target monitoring their safeguarding of personal and patient information, HSJ has been told.
STRUCTURE: NHS Milton Keynes has moved from the South Central strategic health authority area to the East Midlands, as it forms a cluster with neighbouring NHS Northamptonshire.
PERFORMANCE: Milton Keynes primary care trust is anticipating it will fail on information governance compliance due to changes in the national scoring method.
STRUCTURE: Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire PCTs have announced that they plan to come together as commissioners are asked to cluster.
STRUCTURE: NHS Milton Keynes is planning to delegate 25 per cent of its commissioning budget to two emerging commissioning consortia from April.