STRUCTURE: Rotherham CCG has been authorised with one condition by the NHS Commissioning Board, and features in a promotional video published by the board.
WORKFORCE: Five directors have been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board’s South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Local Area Team.
FINANCE: NHS Rotherham has a stable financial position with a £400,000 surplus to date, shows a report to the PCT cluster board.
WORKFORCE: Andy Buck has been confirmed as the director of the NHS Commissioning Board local area team covering South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.
STRUCTURE: NHS Rotherham CCG, which covers the area of Rotherham PCT, has submitted its authorisation application.
WORKFORCE: The Rotherham, Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Bassetlaw PCTs cluster has been in place since the summer but it has this month confirmed that the Appointments Commission has confirmed Alan Tolhurst as the new chair of all five primary care trusts.
WORKFORCE: Heather Mcnair has been appointed chief nurse at Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust.
FINANCE: All primary care trusts in the NHS Yorkshire and the Humber region except one fell short of their planned surplus at the end of 2010-11.
STRUCTURE: A primary care trust subcommittee composed of GPs has taken on responsibility for most functions of NHS Rotherham since 1 April.
FINANCE: The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust was set to miss out on more than a fifth of its performance related CQUIN (commissioning for quality and innovation) payments in 2010-11.
PERFORMANCE: GPs in the South Yorkshire cluster of PCTs are the biggest users of premium rate phone numbers, according to a campaign group.
STRUCTURE: Rotherham PCT chief executive Andy Buck will lead a five PCT cluster with Doncaster, Bassetlaw, Sheffield and Barnsley PCTs.
STRUCTURE: Rotherham Primary Care Trust is developing a single commissioning consortium within its area, called Rotherham Commissioning Executive.
PERFORMANCE: The primary care trust has a tough target to meet for making sure high risk Transient Ischaemic Attack patients are seen within 24 hours of first contact.