Sandwell PCT

'Agreed resignations' to cost Birmingham and Black Country clusters £11m

WORKFORCE: The Black Country and Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust clusters have announced they will spend £11m on voluntary redundancies.

Voluntary redundancy costs Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country clusters £11m

WORKFORCE: The Black Country and Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust clusters have announced they will spend £11m on voluntary redundancies.

Elective activity through the roof in Birmingham cluster

PERFORMANCE: GP referrals in the Birmingham and Solihull area are 32 per cent above plan in May this year, with other activity level indicators also showing significant overperformance.

Birmingham cluster predicts £26m QIPP shortfall

FINANCE: Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust cluster has predicted a £26m shortfall on efficiency savings against a target of £58m.

Birmingham and Solihull cluster heading for £18m shortfall

FINANCE: The Birmingham and Solihull primary care trust cluster’s financial forecast has improved by £5m, but it is still predicting a £14m overspend by the end of 2012-13.

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Exclusive: 400 PCT jobs at risk in Birmingham and Black Country

WORKFORCE: Four hundred primary care trust staff are likely to lose their jobs in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country in the transition to the new NHS commissioning structure, HSJ has learned.

Surplus for Black Country PCTs

FINANCE: The Black Country Cluster of PCTs looks set to report a year-end surplus of £22.3m.

Three quarters of Birmingham CCGs rated 'red' in pre-authorisation test

STRUCTURE: Nine of 12 prospective clinical commissioning groups in the Birmingham and Solihull PCT Cluster have been rated “red” for their structure, by a Department of Health assessment tool.

Black Country cluster patients less satisfied, poll reveals

PERFORMANCE: Patients living in the Black Country cluster of primary care trusts are less satisfied with NHS services than in the rest of the region, an Ipsos Mori poll has revealed.

Sandwell PCT highlights lack of governance capacity

WORKFORCE: Staff turnover has resulted in a lack of capacity in NHS Sandwell’s governance function, the primary care trust has told clinical commissioners.

Capacity a risk in NHS Sandwell's commissioning support model

STRUCTURE: Sandwell PCT’s ability to offer effective commissioning support in the future could be diminished by a lack of capacity, a stock take has found.

Sandwell requests £8.9m of top-sliced funds

FINANCE: NHS Sandwell has asked NHS West Midlands for £8.9m of the region’s top-sliced funds set aside for non-recurrent spending.

Sandwell delegates 75 per cent of its CIPs to consortia

FINANCE: NHS Sandwell has delegated 75 per cent of its cost improvement programmes to GP consortia.

New Worcestershire provider hires chief executive

WORKFORCE: The new community provider organisation in Worcestershire has hired a chief executive from Dudley PCT.

Sandwell chief executive appointed to top Midlands cluster role

WORKFORCE: The current chief executive of NHS Sandwell has been appointed to the top job in the Black Country primary care trust cluster.

NHS Sandwell remains on track for surplus

FINANCE: The primary care trust has further strengthened its financial position ahead of the year-end.

NHS Sandwell bringing down teenage pregnancy rate

PERFORMANCE: Sandwell’s teenage pregnancy rate fell by almost a fifth in a decade, latest figures show.

Sandwell developing three commissioning consortia

STRUCTURE: Most GP practices within Sandwell PCT are members of three emerging commissioning consortia.

Sandwell and West Birmingham in 'difficult' contract talks

COMMERCIAL: Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust is struggling to reach an agreement on its 2011-12 contract with its lead commissioner.

NHS Sandwell transferring dental provision

STRUCTURE: NHS Sandwell is transferring the provision of salaried dental services to Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust.