The proposals were due to be discussed at a meeting between bosses at the NHS Business Services Authority
, which manages the PPD, but were dropped from the agenda when Department of Health officials decided to get involved.
| Finance Director of the Year sponsored by Barclays Corporate - award presenter Chris Rigg, Barclays Corporate with winner Michael Brodie, NHS Business Services Authority
Birmingham's three primary care trusts together gave out 13,811 prescriptions, the Black Country had 15,910, South Staffordshire PCT 4,873 and Solihull PCT dispensed 2,696, according to the NHS Business Services Authority
"The NHS Business Services Authority
Board is due to meet on Tuesday and members expect to discuss both the options appraisal and the union response."
The NHS Business Services Authority
, which oversees NHS Supply Chain, said the deal broke down to five contracts with maximum values of PS240million, PS160million, PS240million, PS80million and PS60million, adding up to PS780million.
Contact Centre Advisor of the Year Sponsored by Ingeus Presented by Lesley-Anne Kirk Tel: 07785 461927 (Paul Blinkhorn) Web: www.ingeus.co.uk WINNER Kylie Morgan, Barclays Bank plc Runners Up: Charlotte Packer, NHS Business Services Authority
& Melanie Davies, NHS Business Service Authority.
The big winners on the night were Barclays Bank in Sunderland, and the NHS Business Services Authority
in Newcastle, which were winners of the prestigious North East Contact Centres of the Year awards for centres with more and fewer than 250 seats.
Figures obtained from the NHS Business Services Authority
show that the worst place for insomnia is the North West which spends pounds 8.5million on pills.
A large and influential judging panel included Chris McCourt, chief operating officer of the North East Chamber of Commerce, Michael Brodie, finance director NHS Business Services Authority
and vice president of CIPFA NE region and Dinah Bennett OBE, director, International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise.
Data from the NHS Business Services Authority
's pensions division shows the number of consultant voluntary retirements before the age of 60 has risen from 98 in 2010 to 169 in 2011.