FINANCE: NHS North Yorkshire and York appears to have ended 2012-13 with a smaller than expected deficit, of £12m.
FINANCE: Harrogate and Rural District CCG has warned of concerns over its contract with Harrogate & District Foundation Trust to the financial position.
STRUCTURE: A clinical commissioning group is looking to reopen a minor injuries unit at weekends – just a few months after the local PCT closed it to save money.
FINANCE: The troubled North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust has slightly improved its large expected deficit - but has been asked to reduce it further.
The Independent Reconfiguration Panel has been asked to look at a controversial hospital reconfiguration which has been opposed by foreign secretary William Hague.
The health economy in North Yorkshire could be up to £156m in deficit by 2016-17 unless action is taken, a report has warned.
WORKFORCE: Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones has been named the director of public health and wellbeing for City of York Council.
WORKFORCE: North Yorkshire County Council has appointed a director of public health.
WORKFORCE: North Yorkshire and York PCT director of primary care has joined the NHS Commissioning Board as national head of primary care commissioning.
WORKFORCE: Julie Bolus, North Yorkshire and York PCT chief nurse, has been appointed director of nursing for the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire local area team of the NHS Commissioning Board.
FINANCE: A scheme to improve productivity by implementing neighbourhood care teams in the community is behind schedule in North Yorkshire and York PCT, according to its strategic health authority.
FINANCE: The chair of financially troubled NHS North Yorkshire and York has publicly lashed out over what he sees as its unfairly low funding.
WORKFORCE: Three directors have been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board’s North Yorkshire and Humber Local Area Team.
FINANCE: Vale of York CCG is expecting to begin its existence in April 2013 with a £5.3m deficit, due to an inherited shortfall from this year.
FINANCE: Financially troubled NHS North Yorkshire and York is to take “‘immediate and extraordinary” cost cutting measures, to mitigate higher than expected demand.
FINANCE: NHS North of England has said it is “essential” emerging clinical commissioning groups are involved in developing plans to overcome the commissioning deficit in North Yorkshire and York.
STRUCTURE: Final recommendations on controversial plans to reconfigure children’s and maternity services at Friarage Hospital are due to be announced in September.
FINANCE: NHS North Yorkshire and York is tendering for consultants to review services and propose cost improvements.
HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of key issues facing some of the major NHS health economies. This week we look at what the enormous black hole in North Yorkshire and York’s finances will mean for the region’s services and commissioners.
FINANCE: England’s largest primary care trust will pass on a multi-million pound deficit to the GP-led commissioning groups which will take over in the area next year, it has announced.