Barnsley PCT

Barnsley CCG appoints three board members

Structure: Barnsley CCG has made three new appointment.

Nick Balac named Barnsley CCG chair

STRUCTURE: Dr Nick Balac has been appointed as the chair of the NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group.

Barnsley announces linked health and social care record

COMMERCIAL: Barnsley Council has used systems provided by Liquidlogic, part of McKesson, to link social care records in real time to NHS records.

Five directors appointed to South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw LAT

WORKFORCE: Five directors have been appointed to the NHS Commissioning Board’s South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Local Area Team.

Troubled Barnsley CCG set to get delegated powers

STRUCTURE: The emerging single clinical commissioning group in Barnsley - which is significantly behind development in most of the country - looks set to be handed delegated budgets and responsibility.

Andy Buck confirmed as South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw director

WORKFORCE: Andy Buck has been confirmed as the director of the NHS Commissioning Board local area team covering South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.

Rotherham chair takes over at all South Yorks and Bassetlaw cluster PCTs

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.

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.

No agreement reached on Barnsley CCG arrangements

STRUCTURE: GPs in Barnsley and the South Yorkshire PCT cluster have not yet reached agreement about the structure of clinical commissioning groups in Barnsley.

Barnsley chief exec seconded to DH

WORKFORCE: Barnsley PCT chief executive Ailsa Claire, who had been working as regional director of commissioning, is now on secondment to the Department of Health.

Health and social care chiefs sign up to ‘get it right’ for learning disability

PERFORMANCE: NHS Barnsley has committed to Mencap’s “Getting it right” charter to show their commitment to ensuring that people with a learning disability get the healthcare they have a right to.

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.

Barnsley agrees 'way forward' on commissioning groups

STRUCTURE: GPs in Barnsley have agreed “joint working arrangements” for the commissioning transition involving two aspirant GP groups.

Bassetlaw cluster appointments made

WORKFORCE: A number of appointments have been made to the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw cluster.

NHS Barnsley identifies savings from cheaper bandage procurement

COMMERCIAL: The primary care trust in South Yorkshire has responded to calls to reduce the amount paid out by the NHS on basic supplies by reviewing its spending habits.

Barnsley PCT makes early agreement on acute contract

FINANCE: Barnsley PCT has reached early agreement with its main acute provider Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust for 2011-12, despite financial pressures.

South West Yorks trust takes on Barnsley community services

STRUCTURE: South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has taken on community services from Barnsley PCT.

Barnsley consortia 'can't become pathfinders'

STRUCTURE: Two GP groups within Barnsley cannot become pathfinders because of they are not geographically defined, their primary care trust has reported. It has established a GP commissioning transition group as a formal sub-committee of its board.

Barnsley commissioning plans 'stall' as consortium declines to merge

STRUCTURE: Plans for a single commissioning consortium in Barnsley had “stalled”, the PCT reported, as an existing GP group declines to merge.

Rotherham chief exec to lead five PCTs cluster

STRUCTURE: Rotherham PCT chief executive Andy Buck will lead a five PCT cluster with Doncaster, Bassetlaw, Sheffield and Barnsley PCTs.