WORKFORCE: The accountable officer of Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group has announced he is stepping down.
WORKFORCE: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Chairman, Tony Pedder, has been awarded an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
STRUCTURE: Sheffield CCG has been authorised with no conditions in the second wave of CCG authorisation decisions.
STRUCTURE: Kathryn Riddle, chair of Yorkshire and the Humber SHA and North of England SHA cluster, has become chair of the Yorkshire and the Humber LETB.
STRUCTURE: Sarah Harkness, an NHS Yorkshire and Humber and NHS North of England non-executive director, has joined the NHS Trust Development Authority as chair of its audit committee.
STRUCTURE: Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group chief officer Ian Atkinson has been made a member of the Yorkshire and Humber Partnership AHSN steering group.
WORKFORCE: Five directors have been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board’s South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Local Area Team.
WORKFORCE: Andy Buck has been confirmed as the director of the NHS Commissioning Board local area team covering South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.
WORKFORCE: Ming Tang has been appointed as managing director of the South Yorkshire NHS commissioning support service.
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: Phil Ayres, deputy medical director at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, has been appointed senior responsible officer for the revalidation process for Yorkshire and the Humber.
FINANCE: A single clinical commissioning group covering Sheffield has been delegated the vast majority of its eligible budget.
STRUCTURE: Sheffield GPs have agreed to refer musculoskeletal patients to a new website with information about managing their condition.
FINANCE: Sheffield PCT has identified significant risk to delivering its planned end of year position of a £500,000 surplus.
STRUCTURE: A community ear, nose and throat service, which is being developed by Central Sheffield GP Consortium, is to be extended to practices across the city.
STRUCTURE: Sheffield PCT has identified a “governance risk” to its “organisational readiness self assessment” process - a key process in the revalidation of doctors.
WORKFORCE: The workforce plans of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and Sheffield Children’s Foundation Trust “clearly are not yet aligned to commissioners’ intentions”, according to the NHS Yorkshire and the Humber Integrated Plan 2011-15.
WORKFORCE: NHS Yorkshire and Humber has established an Interim Yorkshire and the Humber Local NHS Education and Training Board.
WORKFORCE: The senior executive team has been appointed for the NHS North cluster, made up of NHS Yorkshire and the Humber, North West and North East.
PERFORMANCE: NHS and local authority chiefs in Sheffield are challenging Leeds’ bid to become the first breastfeeding friendly city in the UK, claiming that Sheffield was there first.