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Commissioners admit outsourcing advert error

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.

Personal budgets pilot could be extended in Northants

FINANCE: A pilot project to offer personal health budgets to patients in Northamptonshire has been hailed a sucess and could be rolled out further.

CCG to unveil plans at Northants AGM

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.

Trust's high activity level costs commissioners £27m

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.

Northants and Milton Keynes performance under closer SHA scrutiny

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.

Low serious incident reporting flagged at Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes

PERFORMANCE: Concerns have been raised over incident reporting in primary care, independent contractors a hospital in Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes.

Kettering General the main driver of Northants acute overspend

FINANCE: NHS Northamptonshire had already overspent on its acute budget by more than £1m only three months into the financial year.

PCTs warned to watch spending on Milton Keynes FT

PERFORMANCE: Northampton and Milton Keynes primary care trust cluster has been warned they should “align” to monitor performance at Milton Keynes Foundation Trust.

Safeguarding processes found wanting at Northampton General

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.

Northamptonshire PCT underspends by £10.5m

FINANCE: NHS Northamptonshire finished the financial year with an underspend of more than £10.5m, according to the primary care trust’s board papers.

Milton Keynes PCT moves to East Midlands SHA

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.

Kettering General chief exec stands down after five months

WORKFORCE: Kettering General’s chief executive Derek Bray has stepped down from his role after only five months in the job.

NHS Northamptonshire switches out of hours providers

COMMERCIAL: Provision of out of hours services in Northamptonshire has been transferred from Nenedoc to South East Health Ltd.

NHS Northamptonshire's final TCS plans presented to SHA

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.

NHS Northamptonshire flags GP demand management failure

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.

NHS Milton Keynes plans to cluster with NHS Northamptonshire

STRUCTURE: Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire PCTs have announced that they plan to come together as commissioners are asked to cluster.