STRUCTURE: Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is preparing reconfiguration proposals and plans to consult from March next year.

The trust, which faces a signficant financial shortfall, is considering major changes in discussion with other local NHS organisations. Its timetable has been slightly extended.

It plans for an outline business case for its new clinical services strategy to be considered on 6 December. There will be a service change assurance process with the strategic health authority beginning in December; preparation for national reviews from January; public consultation beginning in March; with a full business case finalised by July 2013.