STRUCTURE: Calderdale CCG has been authorised in the first wave of decisions by the NHS Commissioning Board, with one condition.
FINANCE: West Yorkshire QIPP schemes - centred on the critical service reconfiguration of Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust - face “significant political and reputational risks”, the area’s QIPP tracker admits.
FINANCE: Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s commissioners have agreed to provide £6m to the trust to support restructuring for cost improvement, following £10m already provided.
WORKFORCE: Two directors have been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board’s West Yorkshire Local Area Team, which is still without an overall LAT director.
COMMERCIAL: A partnership between Yorkshire Ambulance Service Trust and GP out of hours and urgent care provider Local Care Direct has been named preferred provider for NHS 111 in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
WORKFORCE: Matt Walsh, formerly NHS Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield medical director, has become the transitional accountable officer of Calderdale CCG on a full time basis.
WORKFORCE: Jim Hayburn has been appointed as interim chief finance officer for Wakefield CCG.
FINANCE: The 2012-13 quality, innovation, productivity and prevention plan for the Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield PCT Cluster has not been finally signed off, an SHA cluster board report notes.
FINANCE: A Yorkshire hospital trust has begun addressing its huge financial challenge, but will later need to attempt major service reconfiguration, and may ultimately face being split up.
WORKFORCE: The West Yorkshire PCT cluster - composed of Calderdale, Wakefield District and Kirklees PCTs - has appointed a new finance director.
PERFORMANCE: A project to improve support for children with asthma has improved services and reduced costs, according to Asthma UK.
WORKFORCE: Ian Currell has been appointed as Cluster Director of Finance and will take up his post during April 2012.
STRUCTURE: NHS North of England has highlighted problems with the structure of 14 prospective clinical commissioning groups in the patch, including one in Wirral of which prominent GP commissioner James Kingsland is a member.
COMMERCIAL: PCTs in West Yorkshire, with the strategic health authority, have engaged consultants to help look at rationalising their data centre services.
FINANCE: A full-time director has been appointed to oversee implementation of the findings of a major review of NHS services and use of resources in North Yorkshire and York.
COMMERCIAL: Wakefield PCT is hoping to set up a new breastfeeding service to support new mothers across Wakefield.
STRUCTURE: All the practices except two within Wakefield District PCT have signed up to a single emerging clinical commissioning group, Wakefield Alliance.
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.
WORKFORCE: The West Yorkshire PCT cluster - including Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield District PCTs - has announced a series of director appointments.