PCNs have become 'mini primary care trusts' with inadequate support
Management funding for PCNs is ‘completely inadequate’ to support GP clinical directors managing growing budgets and primary care teams, the NHS Confederation has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 6, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Primary care networks Source Type: news

Ex-PCT chief rejoins area to lead STP
The former leader of a home counties primary care trust has been appointed to lead the region’s sustainability and transformation partnership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Bullying’ row CCG hires former PCT chief
A clinical commissioning group has hired a former primary care trust chief executive as its “independent development director”, following claims of cultural problems including bullying. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Former PCT chief executive appointed trust chair
A former primary care trust chief executive has been appointed chair of a financially-challenged acute trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Horizontal or vertical: which way to integrate? Approaches to community services integration and consequences for emergency hospital activity
This report explores the impact this choice had on the level and growth in emergency hospital use in older people and considers the wider implications for the NHS as it develops new models of care and integrated care systems (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former PCT chief returns to NHS to lead STP and CCGs
A former primary care trust chief is set to lead a health economy on an interim basis after local managers were unable to find a candidate to take on the role permanently. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Creating a super-practice
How can practice managers create a super-practice? Paul Conroy started originally with the invitation to all 38 practices in the area; 15 expressed interest and shared data initially, and 12 have crossed the finish line. In North East Essex, we had a strong practice-based commissioning group in the days of primary care trusts, and we still retain a close-knit forum of local practice managers.Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 25, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: llegraien Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Premises Latest News Source Type: news

NHS management fraudster convicted for second time
A convicted fraudster who was jailed for more than two years after pretending to be a doctor for nine years at a primary care trust has pleaded guilty after being caught trying to commit a similar crime again. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 6, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Out-of-hours provider hands contract back to commissioners
A social enterprise running out-of-hours primary care services across three English counties has handed its contract back to commissioners amid spiralling demand and lack of resource. CNCS (Central Nottinghamshire Clinical Services) has been providing out-of-hours care in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Rutland for more than 10 years but doctors say it has been unable to cope with the needs of patients and dwindling staff numbers. Care across the region will now be fragmented with a mental health trust, the organisation that runs 111 locally and another out-of-hours specialist taking over in different areas. North Nott...
Source: BMA News - May 13, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UNISON slams redundancy plans at NHS Property Services
UNISON has today (Thursday) criticised plans by NHS Property Services to make more than 140 posts redundant in England. Roles at risk include those responsible for maintaining the safety and high standard of NHS properties, and those who carry out health and safety audits, fire risk assessments and manage the security of buildings. UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “The Health and Social Care Act has created nothing but chaos in the NHS and cost billions. At a time of scarce resources, this extortionate expense was both unnecessary and money the NHS could ill afford. The new structures the Act created are now ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 14, 2016 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS NHS property Source Type: news

NHS England hires local director as another joins Optum
A NHS England sub-region directors is leaving to join private health firm Optum, while another of the posts has been filled by a former primary care trust chief executive. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 23, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

General Pharmaceutical Services in England – 2004/05 to 2013/14
The England level data in this publication covers various time periods between 2004/05 and 2013/14. Data for 2013/14 is also available by regions and area teams and the 2012/13 primary care trust data has been mapped to area teams. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 21, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

United Kingdom (England): Health system review.
Authors: Boyle S Abstract The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of policy initiatives in progress or under development. HiTs examine different approaches to the organization, financing and delivery of health services and the role of the main actors in health systems; describe the institutional framework, process, content and implementation of health and health care policies; and highlight challenges and areas that require more in-depth analysis. Various indicators show that the health of the population has improv...
Source: Health systems in transition - November 11, 2014 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Former NHS finance chief jailed for stealing £2.2m from the health service
Trevor Cosson, former head of finance at a primary care trust, was jailed after pleading guilty to defrauding the NHS out of £2.2 million (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - July 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosson Trevor Cosson former NHS finance chief stole defrauded NHS stole from NHS Source Type: news

CCG prescribing data: October to December 2013
Data for April 2008 to March 2013 is available by primary care trust (PCT). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 2, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news