Stoke-On-Trent PCT

Staffordshire Partnership launches FT consultation

STRUCTURE: People living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being urged to have their say on future plans for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust.

PMS contracts being cut by £800,000 in Staffs and Stoke

FINANCE: Personal medical services contracts in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are set to be reduced by around £800,000 across the whole cluster next financial year.

County council to handle health and social care complaints

STRUCTURE: Staffordshire County Council is planning to introduce a single complaints service for health and social care in the county.

Continuing care spending a 'significant' problem in Stoke

FINANCE: NHS Stoke on Trent is seeing increasing spending in continuing care, primary care and high cost drugs budgets.

Stoke-on-Trent CCG makes new appointments

WORKFORCE: Two GPs have appointed to mental health roles with Stoke’s new clinical commissioning group.

Northern Staffordshire facing 18 weeks backlog

PERFORMANCE: Northern Staffordshire has a backlog of 527 patients on the 18 weeks waiting list, affecting those in NHS Stoke-on-Trent, NHS North Staffordshire and University Hospitals of North Staffordshire.

Staffordshire community providers form partnership trust

STRUCTURE: Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust was launched as a new provider organisation on 1 September.

Emergency admissions down but A&E attendance up at University Hospital of North Staffs

PERFORMANCE: Emergency admissions have fallen at the trust, bucking the regional trend.

North Staffordshire consults on mental health service changes

STRUCTURE: North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has launched a public consultation, in partnership with NHS North Staffordshire and NHS Stoke on Trent, on its future plans for mental health services.

Nearly all Staffs practices in CCGs

STRUCTURE: Nearly all South Staffordshire PCT GP practices are within one of five emerging clinical commissioning groups.

Stoke on Trent makes less than a third of planned QIPP savings

FINANCE: NHS Stoke-on-Trent achieved just 30 per cent of its planned QIPP savings in 2010-11.

Approval for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent community provider delayed

STRUCTURE: The Department of Health has deferred the approval of a new organisation made up of the provider arms of NHS Stoke on Trent, NHS North Staffordshire, South Staffordshire PCT and adult social services from Staffordshire County Council.

Staffordshire trusts struggle with 18 week target

PERFORMANCE: Trusts across the Staffordshire primary care trust cluster have agreed to allocate £6.5m additional funding in an attempt to reduce a referral backlog.

NHS Stoke on Trent funds ‘mystery shoppers’ to check on quality

PERFORMANCE: The primary care trust’s latest board papers note that its local health economy steering group has been asked to manage the introduction of a ‘mystery shopping programme’ across all its organisations.

NHS Stoke on Trent devolves strategic commissioning to GPs

STRUCTURE: The primary care trust has stepped down a board sub-committee dealing with strategic commissioning.

Stoke on Trent chief appointed to top Midlands cluster role

WORKFORCE: The chief executive of NHS Stoke on Trent has been appointed to the top position in the Staffordshire primary care trust cluster.

Fire at Stoke community hospital

STRUCTURE: A small fire broke out at the Haywood Hospital in Burslem on 10 March, NHS Stoke on Trent has said.

North Staffs PCT on course for surplus despite provider overspend  

FINANCE: NHS North Staffordshire has said it is “on track” to achieve a small surplus at the end of the year.

NHS Stoke on Trent signs concordat with council

STRUCTURE: NHS Stoke on Trent has signed a concordat on future health planning with its local authority.

Staffordshire PCTs appoint chair of combined provider arm

WORKFORCE: Three primary care trusts in Staffordshire have announced that a vice president of AstraZeneca has been appointed as the interim chair for its provider arm.