STRUCTURE: Calderdale CCG has been authorised in the first wave of decisions by the NHS Commissioning Board, with one condition.

The condition was placed because it had not met the requirement to have “a clear and credible integrated plan, which includes an operating plan for 2012-13, draft commissioning intentions for 2013-14 and a high-level strategic plan until 2014-15”.

The CCG is one of the main commissioners for Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, which has severe financial problems. It is therefore likely that the commissioning board has set high expectations for it to demonstrate it can change services and address the problems.

The condition is one of the most common applied to CCGs, and means their financial plans will be closely scrutinised by the commissioning board early next year.