FINANCE: A single clinical commissioning group covering Sheffield has been delegated the vast majority of its eligible budget.

Sheffield NHS Clinical Commissioning Group has been delegated £709m.

A South Yorkshire PCT cluster delegation board paper says: “This budget includes the resources for community health services, maternity care, elective hospital services, urgent care, ambulance services, emergency and non-elective hospital services, older people’s healthcare, children and young people’s healthcare, rehabilitation services, healthcare for people with mental health and learning disabilities, and continuing healthcare.

“It does not include primary care services, public health services or specialised health services. The [CCG] committee is also not responsible for the management of concerns about primary care performers.”

The CCG has been asked to prepare “a £5m in-year recovery plan… the robust implementation of which will be a critical priority for the remainder of the year”.

The chair of the CCG is Malcolm Lindley, who has held NHS non-executive posts itn he past and is currently deputy chairman of Derbyshire First Investment Ltd, a small venture capital company based in Chesterfield.