Wakefield District PCT

Wakefield CCG authorised with first wave

STRUCTURE: Calderdale CCG has been authorised in the first wave of decisions by the NHS Commissioning Board, with one condition.

'Significant political risks' to Mid Yorks QIPP

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.

Mid Yorkshire to get £6m for restructuring

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.

Two directors appointed to West Yorkshire LAT

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.

Ambulance service partnership wins 111 in Yorkshire

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.

Matt Walsh becomes full time accountable officer for Calderdale CCG

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.

Wakefield CCG names interim chief finance officer

WORKFORCE: Jim Hayburn has been appointed as interim chief finance officer for Wakefield CCG.

West Yorks PCTs QIPP plan not signed off due to cash problems

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.

Troubled Yorkshire trust may need to be split up

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.

New DOF for West Yorkshire PCTs

WORKFORCE: The West Yorkshire PCT cluster - composed of Calderdale, Wakefield District and Kirklees PCTs - has appointed a new finance director.

Yorkshire and Humber demonstrates child asthma improvement

PERFORMANCE: A project to improve support for children with asthma has improved services and reduced costs, according to Asthma UK.

West Yorkshire cluster gets new finance director

WORKFORCE: Ian Currell has been appointed as Cluster Director of Finance and will take up his post during April 2012.

Fourteen CCGs in North of England have structure problem

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.

West Yorks NHS looks at data centre rationalisation

COMMERCIAL: PCTs in West Yorkshire, with the strategic health authority, have engaged consultants to help look at rationalising their data centre services.

North Yorkshire service shake-up gets permanent director

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.

NHS Wakefield tenders for a breastfeeding support service

COMMERCIAL: Wakefield PCT is hoping to set up a new breastfeeding service to support new mothers across Wakefield.

Two practices remain outside a clinical commissioning group covering the rest of Wakefield

STRUCTURE: All the practices except two within Wakefield District PCT have signed up to a single emerging clinical commissioning group, Wakefield Alliance.

Yorkshire & Humber PCTs struggle to meet financial plans for 2010-11

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.

West Yorkshire cluster names director

WORKFORCE: The West Yorkshire PCT cluster - including Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield District PCTs - has announced a series of director appointments.

Kirklees PCT chief to lead cluster

STRUCTURE: Kirklees PCT chief executive Rob Webster is to lead a West Yorkshire cluster.