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.
COMMERCIAL: Clinical Commissioning Groups around Nottingham are advertising for a provider to deliver services up to a value of £42m from Nottingham Treatment Centre.
COMMERCIAL: Following a 10-month competitive tendering process by East Midlands Procurement and Commissioning Transformation (EMPACT), all non-emergency patient transport in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire is set to be operated by Arriva Passenger Services Ltd from summer 2012.
COMMERCIAL: The PCT is launching a tender for GP out of hours provision.
FINANCE: The PCT has endorsed four “any qualified provider” priority services.
Workforce: NHS Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County have appointed Derek Bray to be their chief executive.
FINANCE: A significant drop in GP referrals has led to a 5 per cent drop in new outpatient attendances at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.
WORKFORCE: Simon Robbins, chief executive of the south east London cluster of primary care trusts is retiring and being replaced by the chief executive of the Nottinghamshire cluster.
WORKFORCE: Nottingham City General Practice Consortium has elected its chair and vice chair.
STRUCTURE: The primary care trust is seeking views from people in its area on how the local NHS could be developed and improved.
STRUCTURE: NHS Nottingham City’s plans to separate its community provision from its commissioning functions have been put to board members of NHS East Midlands.
WORKFORCE: The director of delivery and performance at Nottingham PCT is to become chief operating officer for a commissioning consortia.
PERFORMANCE: Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has already exceeded its yearly target for the number of clostridium difficile cases acquired there.
PERFORMANCE: NHS Nottingham City has expressed “major concern” at data suggesting the narrowing of cancer mortality health inequalities has slowed down and may even be widening.