East Lancashire Teaching PCT

East Lancashire CCG granted conditional authorisation

STRUCTURE: East Lancashire clinical commissioning group has been authorised with six conditions, in the latest wave of CCG authorisation decisions.

NHS East Lancs could face £12m liability for backdated continuing care claims

FINANCE: NHS East Lancashire is facing a potential liability for retrospective continuing care claims of £12m, according to latest primary care trust cluster board papers.

Morecambe Bay mulls judicial review bid over vascular row

STRUCTURE: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has warned it may seek judicial review of a decision to transfer its inpatient vascular services to a neighbouring trust.

Cumbria CCG to buy support from North East CSU

COMMERCIAL: The NHS Commissioning Board has finalised commissioning support arrangements in Cumbria and Lancashire.

Lancashire landscape

Vascular controversy spreads to Lancashire

Discontent over the Cheshire and Merseyside vascular reconfiguration has spread across the North West

Lancashire landscape

Analysed: North West’s vascular controversy spreads to Lancashire and Cumbria

Discontent over the Cheshire and Merseyside vascular reconfiguration has spread across the North West

Commissioning support service on track

STRUCTURE: The Cumbria and Lancashire Commissioning Support Service has passed through another development milestone, shows a report to the NHS Lancashire PCT cluster.

Lancashire's health and wellbeing board launches draft plan

PERFORMANCE: Improving services for new mothers and young children will be among the top priorities for Lancashire’s new health and wellbeing board, draft plans show.

East Lancashire eyes ‘new market’ as result of Manchester maternity reconfiguration

STRUCTURE: The reconfiguration of maternity services across Greater Manchester may open up a “new market” for East Lancashire’s Burnley General Hospital, trust board papers state.

East Lancs CCG given estimated operating budget of £8.98m

FINANCE: The clinical commissioning group set to replace NHS East Lancashire has been allocated an indicative running costs budget of £8.98m, a paper published by the NHS Commissioning Board today shows.

NHS Blackpool prepares for consultation on major reconfiguration

STRUCTURE: Commissioners across Blackpool and Lancashire will next month begin public consultation on a major reconfiguration of community inpatient services across the Fylde coast.

East Lancs PCT banks an extra £10m with SHA

FINANCE: The primary care trust NHS East Lancashire has increased by £10m the sum it will “lodge” with strategic health authority NHS North West on the basis that it will be returned in 2012-13.

East Lancs Hospitals sees rise in activity from Rochdale A&E closure

FINANCE: The closure of the accident and emergency department at the nearby Rochdale Infirmary has driven up emergency activity at East Lancashire, triggering financial penalties for the trust, its commissioners have reported.

Commissioners forecast around £2.7m overspend on Lancs Teaching Hospitals

FINANCE: Four of the five Lancashire primary care trusts were forecasting year end overspends in excess of £400,000 with the foundation at the end of September, their cluster’s latest finance report shows.

Five GP groups become one CCG in East Lancs

STRUCTURE: Five GP commissioning groups within NHS East Lancashire Teaching PCT have merged to become one emerging clinical commissioning group.

Lancashire PCT cluster ‘banked’ £38m QIPP savings by end of July

FINANCE: The primary care trust cluster is currently forecasting it will achieve £64.3m of its £66.7m quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) savings target in 2011-12, its latest board papers show.

Lancashire Care FT revises reconfiguration blueprint, cutting planned beds by 298

STRUCTURE: The foundation trust has revised its strategic plan for a major reconfiguration of inpatient mental health services across Lancashire, reducing the overall number of beds that will be provided from 560 to 262.

NHS East Lancs books £12.5m of QIPP savings in four months

FINANCE: The primary care trust had achieved 57 per cent of its planned £22.1m quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) savings four months into 2011-12, board papers state.

East Lancs Hospitals amber-green against foundation trust standards

PERFORMANCE: The trust’s February performance would have been rated amber-green against foundation trust regulator Monitor’s compliance framework, a report to its April board meeting states.

East Lancs Hospitals Trust agrees £307.5m acute contract for 2011-12

FINANCE: The trust has secured a £307.5m acute services contract for 2011-12, in what it believes to be one of the first contract negotiations for the year concluded in Cumbria or Lancashire.