Redcar and Cleveland PCT

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Analysed: The reorganisation of commissioning in the North East

The NHS in the North East has healthy finances but an unhealthy population. This briefing looks at how its new structure could overcome these problems.

Tees Valley mulls 'shared public health service'

STRUCTURE: Teesside is considering creating a shared public health service for the Tees Valley.

Tees PCT cluster chief executive returns

WORKFORCE: Chris Willis has returned as chief executive of the NHS Tees PCT Cluster.

Two south Tees emerging CCGs merge into one

STRUCTURE: The three emerging clinical commissioning groups within Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough PCTs have merged into one.

Tees PCTs mull major service change plans

FINANCE: The Tees PCT cluster - Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees - has begun discussion ahead of possible “major service change where quality and affordability make it necessary”.

North East PCTs pursue single commissioning support organisation

STRUCTURE: The North East primary care trusts have begun a project developing a single commissioning support organisation for the region.

Tees mulls acute paediatric centre reduction

STRUCTURE: Maintaining the current model of paediatric services on Teeside may not be a “sustainable” or “safe” option in future, according to board papers.

Tees PCTs eye regional commissioning support collaboration

STRUCTURE: Primary care trusts in the NHS Tees cluster are expecting to create commissioning support organisations with others in the North East, or in North Yorkshire.

DH assurance casts doubt on size and shape of two North East hopeful CCGs

STRUCTURE: A Department of Health led review has cast doubt on the shape and size of two emerging clinical commissioning groups in the North East, it has emerged.

Seven North East PCTs behind on C difficile

PERFORMANCE: Seven PCT areas in the North East have recorded more C difficile infections than their target maximum at July.

Two practices in Redcar and Cleveland not in CCG yet

STRUCTURE: Two GP practices in Redcar and Cleveland PCT are not yet members of a GP consortium,

Surplus at Middlesbrough and Cleveland PCTs despite acute overspend

FINANCE: Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland PCTs were expecting surpluses for 2010-11 in spite of overspending on hospital and community services.

Three consortia in South Tees

STRUCTURE: Three commissioning consortia are emerging across South Tees, covering Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland PCTs.

NHS Redcar and Cleveland cluster names executive team

STRUCTURE: NHS Redcar and Cleveland has clustered with NHS Hartlepool, NHS Middlesbrough and NHS Stockton-on-Tees, and several senior appointments have been made.