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Portsmouth CCG makes new GP appointment

WORKFORCE: Portsmouth clinical commissioning group has appointed Dr Linda Collie to its governing body.

SHIP cluster on target for surplus despite QIPP shortfall

FINANCE: The Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth primary care trust cluster is expecting to hit its £16.3m surplus target, despite a £10.9m shortfall in efficiency schemes.

SHIP cluster to save £10m through medicines management

FINANCE: The Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth primary care trust cluster expects to save £10.2m through medicines management this year.

Five directors appointed to board's Wessex team

WORKFORCE: Five director-level appointments have been made to the NHS Commissioning Board’s Wessex local area team.

Edmondson-Jones named York public health director

WORKFORCE: Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones has been named the director of public health and wellbeing for City of York Council.

Double running costs force SHIP cluster overspend on staffing

WORKFORCE: The Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth primary care trust cluster is £772,000 over plan for total workforce costs.

SHIP finance on target despite QIPP risk

FINANCE: The Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth primary care trust cluster reported a £6.82 million surplus in the first five months of 2012-13, and is expecting to achieve the £16.3m target for the full year.

Portsmouth system plans integrated provider

STRUCTURE: NHS leaders in Portsmouth have agreed in principle to set up an integrated care organisation to provide services for frail elderly patients across primary, community and acute care.

SHIP cluster overlooks bank holiday impact on activity levels

PERFORMANCE: Activity levels in the Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth primary care trust cluster area continue to be up on last year and higher than planned.

Hampshire providers struggle on emergency target

PERFORMANCE: Providers in the Hampshire area have struggled to meet the four hour accident and emergency waiting times target in quarter one of 2012-13.

Data difficulties hit SHIP QIPP plans

FINANCE: Efficiency savings in the Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth primary care trust cluster are reported as being on plan, despite local data problems.

Bristol cluster finance director leaves post

WORKFORCE: The finance director of the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster has left.

SHIP underspending on staff

WORKFORCE: The Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth primary care trust cluster is currently spending £500,000 less than planned on workforce.

Hampshire CCGs appoint PCT man as accountable officer

WORKFORCE: Two Hampshire clinical commissioning groups have announced they will be sharing a chief officer.

Analysed: acute demand outpacing supply on the south coast

Analysed: acute demand outpacing supply on the south coast

HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of key issues facing some of the major NHS health economies. This week’s HSJ Local Briefing looks at the Southampton and Portsmouth health economy, which has struggled to control rising demand for acute services.

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Solent and Southampton trusts explore joint working

STRUCTURE: Acute and community providers in Southampton are exploring new joint working arrangements in a bid to cut demand for emergency services, HSJ can reveal.

Hants GP out of hours services to be linked to NHS 111

COMMERCIAL: Out of hours GP services in southern Hampshire have been re-tendered, and as a result are likely to be connected to the NHS 111 service.

Portsmouth trust reports surplus after £13.6m extra cash

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust finished 2011-12 with a £148,000 surplus, but only after a securing an extra £13.6m from commissioners.

SHIP needs non-sustainable savings to hit target

FINANCE: The Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth primary care trust cluster relied on one-off savings to hit its cost reduction target for 2011-12, with emergency demand singled out as a cause for concern.

SHIP PCTs miss C difficile targets

PERFORMANCE: All four primary care trusts in the Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth cluster missed their targets for C difficile infections.