Warrington PCT

Warrington CCG authorised without conditions

STRUCTURE: Warrington clinical commissioning group was among the first wave of new organisations to be authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board this week.

Director announced for Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral LAT

WORKFORCE: The NHS Commissioning Board has announced the local area director for its Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral local area team.

Warrington and Halton Hospitals takes over former ISTC

STRUCTURE: The trust this week reported that it has received formal confirmation that it has acquired the Cheshire and Merseyside NHS Treatment Centre and will be using it to provide its main orthopaedic surgical services.

Analysed: reconfiguration planned for Merseyside vascular services

HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of key issues facing some of the major NHS health economies. This week’s HSJ Local Briefing looks at proposals to reconfigure vascular services in Cheshire, Warrington and the Wirral.

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Controversial vascular services restructure gets green light

Primary care trust cluster NHS Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral has approved a controversial plan for the reconfiguration of vascular services across Cheshire and Merseyside.

Dalton letter: Cluster chief raised doubts about East Cheshire FT bid

STRUCTURE: Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral primary care trusts’ chief executive warned in January that she was “not convinced” the PCT cluster should support the trust’s bid for foundation status.

‘Probable’ £3m deficit for NHS Warrington

FINANCE: At the end of August NHS Warrington was forecasting a “probable” deficit of £3m for the full financial year, its cluster’s latest finance report shows.

Psychological therapies and diagnostics to be opened to any qualified provider in Cheshire

STRUCTURE: Psychological therapies, diagnostics and continence services will be opened up to competition from any qualified provider by NHS Central and Eastern Cheshire in 2012, according to a new “AQP map” published by the Department of Health.

More funding pledged to help oncology centre across the Mersey

STRUCTURE: Commissioners in Merseyside have pledged £6.5m a year towards a proposed relocation to central Liverpool of the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology Foundation Trust’s main facility.

Merseyside PCTs on schedule over savings plans

FINANCE: PCTs in the Merseyside cluster reported a positive picture to the end of September, with savings plans nearly £6m ahead of schedule.

Darzi centre's closure goes to consultation

FINANCE: The proposed closure of a Darzi centre in Warrington has gone out to public consultation after the Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral PCT cluster board heard that there were concerns it was not value for money.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital breaching 18-week target

PERFORMANCE: The 18 week referral to treatment target is continuing to be breached in the Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral PCT cluster with particular problems at the Wirral University Teaching Hospital Trust.

Surplus of £9m forecast by Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral cluster

FINANCE: The Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral PCT cluster is forecasting a surplus of £9m for the year with QIPP savings on target at £24m in the first five months of the year, the board heard.

NHS Coventry prepares for summary care record upload

PERFORMANCE: NHS Coventry is preparing for the upload this month of patient information from local GP practices to create its new summary care record system.

Cheshire and Merseyside consider merging family health support services

STRUCTURE: The primary care trust cluster’s board has heard a proposal to save £1.06m by merging two shared services organisations to create a single family services agency for Cheshire and Merseyside.

NHS Warrington facing 'probable' £4.5m deficit for 2011-12

FINANCE: The primary care trust is facing a “probable” deficit of £4.5m in 2011-12, according to its cluster’s latest finance report.

Arrests at Warrington and Halton Hospitals rose 68 per cent in 2010-11

PERFORMANCE: Police made 37 arrests on the foundation trust’s sites in 2010-11, up 68 per cent on the 22 recorded the previous year, board papers show.

Warrington and Halton Hospitals seeks to plug £12.7m gap in savings plan

FINANCE: The foundation trust was forecasting a £2.6m shortfall on its £12.7m cost improvement programme for 2011-12, before the use of contingency reserves, its 30 April board papers show.

NHS Warrington turned finances around in final months of 2010-11

FINANCE: The primary care trust will deliver its target surplus of £250,000 for 2010-11, despite having run at a deficit for 10 months of the year, according to its May finance report.

Fifth MRSA case reported at Warrington and Halton Hospitals

PERFORMANCE: A fifth case of MRSA was reported at the foundation in February, pushing it over its commissioner-set target of four cases or less in 2010-11.