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.
PERFORMANCE: Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is investigating 26 serious incidents.
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: Engagement with the public has begun on the current out of hours (OOH) services provided by Nottingham Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) in the City and South and Central Nottinghamshire Clinical Services (CNCS) in the north of the county.
PERFORMANCE: There are 22 serious incidents currently under investigation at Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust.
COMMERCIAL: The PCT is launching a tender for GP out of hours provision.
FINANCE: The PCT has identified the services for which patients will have a choice of provider through the “any qualified provider” framework.
Workforce: NHS Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County have appointed Derek Bray to be their chief executive.
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission is investigating Nottingham University Hospitals Trust after eight “never events” were recorded in six months.
PERFORMANCE: NHS Nottinghamshire County has given up on a target to offer all patients access to GP practices with extended hours.
PERFORMANCE: Suspected breast cancer patients are missing hospital appointments because GPs are failing to inform them how urgently their symptoms need to be treated.
WORKFORCE: NHS Nottinghamshire County is experiencing an increase in staff sickness levels related to organisational change.
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.
FINANCE: NHS Nottinghamshire County has reported a £5m surplus for 2010-11 but only after using all its £10.2m reserves.
WORKFORCE: Each of the five commissioning consortia in Nottinghamshire has now appointed a chief operating officer.
FINANCE: NHS Nottinghamshire County has agreed with NHS East Midlands to halve its predicted end of year £10m surplus after spending all its contingency reserves.