North Lancashire Teaching PCT

Acute trust wins contract to provide out of hours help for stroke patients

COMMERCIAL: East Lancashire Hospitals Trust has been awarded a two-year contract to provide telestroke services in Cumbria and Lancashire.

Lancashire PCTs forecast underspend

FINANCE: All five PCTs in the Lancashire cluster are forecasting an underspend against resources at year end, totalling nearly £13m.

NHS North Lancs faces up to £14m liability for continuing care claims

FINANCE: NHS North Lancashire could be facing a liability for retrospective continuing care claims of as much as £14m, according to latest primary care trust cluster board papers.

Morecambe Bay mulls judicial review bid over vascular row

STRUCTURE: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has warned it may seek judicial review of a decision to transfer its inpatient vascular services to a neighbouring trust.

UHMB records £15m deficit to end of October

FINANCE: The trust recorded a deficit of £15.2m for the first seven months of 2012-13, against a planned deficit of £14.6m, its latest finance report shows.

Cumbria CCG to buy support from North East CSU

COMMERCIAL: The NHS Commissioning Board has finalised commissioning support arrangements in Cumbria and Lancashire.

Lancashire landscape

Vascular controversy spreads to Lancashire

Discontent over the Cheshire and Merseyside vascular reconfiguration has spread across the North West

Lancashire landscape

Analysed: North West’s vascular controversy spreads to Lancashire and Cumbria

Discontent over the Cheshire and Merseyside vascular reconfiguration has spread across the North West

Commissioning support service on track

STRUCTURE: The Cumbria and Lancashire Commissioning Support Service has passed through another development milestone, shows a report to the NHS Lancashire PCT cluster.

Lancashire's health and wellbeing board launches draft plan

PERFORMANCE: Improving services for new mothers and young children will be among the top priorities for Lancashire’s new health and wellbeing board, draft plans show.

NHS Blackpool prepares for consultation on major reconfiguration

STRUCTURE: Commissioners across Blackpool and Lancashire will next month begin public consultation on a major reconfiguration of community inpatient services across the Fylde coast.

Commissioners forecast around £2.7m overspend on Lancs Teaching Hospitals

FINANCE: Four of the five Lancashire primary care trusts were forecasting year end overspends in excess of £400,000 with the foundation at the end of September, their cluster’s latest finance report shows.

Adult hearing and musculoskeletal services to be opened to competition in Lancashire

STRUCTURE: Diagnostics, adult hearing and musculoskeletal services will be opened up to competition from any qualified provider by North Lancashire Teaching PCT in 2012, according to a new “AQP map” published by the Department of Health.

Lancashire PCT cluster ‘banked’ £38m QIPP savings by end of July

FINANCE: The primary care trust cluster is currently forecasting it will achieve £64.3m of its £66.7m quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) savings target in 2011-12, its latest board papers show.

Lancashire providers to hold QIPP summit

FINANCE: Lancashire providers are to hold a summit of all clinical leaders, finance directors and chief executives in a bid to “reframe” savings plans on “improving outcomes” and addressing financial challenges collectively.

Lancashire Care FT revises reconfiguration blueprint, cutting planned beds by 298

STRUCTURE: The foundation trust has revised its strategic plan for a major reconfiguration of inpatient mental health services across Lancashire, reducing the overall number of beds that will be provided from 560 to 262.

Five NHS North Lancashire complaints to ombudsman in 2010-11

PERFORMANCE: The primary care trust received 151 complaints in 2010-11 of which five complainants then referred their cases to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

Blackpool and North Lancs to consult on four hospital closures

STRUCTURE: Primary care trusts in Blackpool and North Lancashire are preparing to consult local residents on the possible closure of four hospitals across the Fylde coast, board documents reveal.

Community services transfers to Blackpool FT face five month delay

STRUCTURE: The transfer to the foundation of community services from two different primary care trusts is now expected to be delayed until September, NHS North West board documents report.

Lancashire Care suspend work on new hospital

STRUCTURE: The foundation has suspended design work on its planned development of a new mental health inpatient hospital at Whyndyke Farm while commissioners carry out a review of mental health provision across the county.