PERFORMANCE: A GP practice in Scunthorpe has become the first in England to be awarded a Royal College of General Practitioners Practice Accreditation.
WORKFORCE: Three directors have been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board’s North Yorkshire and Humber Local Area Team.
COMMERCIAL: The Humber PCTs - Hull, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and East Riding of Yorkshire - and the NHS North Yorkshire and York - are working on a single commissioning support organisation, it has been confirmed.
FINANCE: From October 2011, four new clinical commissioning group (CCG) committees, led by local GPs, will take the leading role in planning and delivering £1.1bn health care services for Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.
PERFORMANCE: The Humber PCT cluster has announced changes to end of life care as part of plans to improve quality and productivity.
FINANCE: All primary care trusts in the NHS Yorkshire and the Humber region except one fell short of their planned surplus at the end of 2010-11.
STRUCTURE: A name has been chosen for North Lincolnshire PCT’s new health and social care centre, and it is due to open in October.
COMMERCIAL: A primary care trust has rejected a bid by Sainsbury’s to open a GP surgery in one of its supermarkets due to extensive concerns over hygiene and privacy.
PERFORMANCE: North Lincolnshire PCT is monitoring concerns about mortality rates at two of its main providers, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals Foundation Trust.
STRUCTURE: Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed the outcome of a consultation generally supporting planned changes to inpatient services.
STRUCTURE: North Lincolnshire Community Services officially transferred into Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust on 1 April.
WORKFORCE: East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust chair Karen Knapton is to be chair of the Humber PCT Cluster, incorporating Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire PCTs, and North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus.
WORKFORCE: Hull Teaching Primary Care Trust Christopher Long is to be chief executive of the Humber PCT Cluster, incorporating Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire PCTs, and North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus.
News about the NHS’s new commissioning system is surfacing across the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, reflecting discussions across England.
WORKFORCE: The trust’ set itself a target of having only one per cent of staff changing position, but recorded a figure of three per cent, according to its latest board papers.