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.
FINANCE: A pilot project to offer personal health budgets to patients in Northamptonshire has been hailed a sucess and could be rolled out further.
PERFORMANCE: NHS Northamptonshire will be holding its annual general meeting on Septmber 27 where the Nene Clinical Commissioning Group will outline its vision for the future commissioning of health services in the region.
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.
PERFORMANCE: Concerns have been raised over incident reporting in primary care, independent contractors a hospital in Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes.
FINANCE: NHS Northamptonshire had already overspent on its acute budget by more than £1m only three months into the financial year.
PERFORMANCE: Northampton and Milton Keynes primary care trust cluster has been warned they should “align” to monitor performance at Milton Keynes Foundation Trust.
PERFORMANCE: An eight month-old baby, who was taken to Northamptonshire General Hospital numerous times with life threatening injuries, was let down by authorities, a serious case review has found.
FINANCE: NHS Northamptonshire finished the financial year with an underspend of more than £10.5m, according to the primary care trust’s board papers.
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.
WORKFORCE: Kettering General’s chief executive Derek Bray has stepped down from his role after only five months in the job.
COMMERCIAL: Provision of out of hours services in Northamptonshire has been transferred from Nenedoc to South East Health Ltd.
STRUCTURE: NHS Northampton’s transforming community services plans involve a social enterprise, integration with two acute trusts and a mental health trust, and moving services to the local authority.
FINANCE: The failure of local GPs to control demand has been highlighted by NHS Northamptonshire in the month it has escalated its financial balance risk from an amber to a red rating.