Issue : 17 February 2011
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The British Medical Association’s council chairman has called for unity among the profession as doctors prepare to vote on their responses to the government’s health reforms
STRUCTURE: The trust responded to a consultation on plans for cardviovascular reconfiguration in London, saying it had “little confidence in the ability of a centralised project to produce a responsive service”.
STRUCTURE: George Eliot Hospital Trust has had to delay a planned outpatient redevelopment due to financial constraints.
COMMERCIAL: Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust is struggling to reach an agreement on its 2011-12 contract with its lead commissioner.
PERFORMANCE: NHS West Sussex has published a pharmaceutical needs assessment showing it is behind the rest of the country on dispensing levels.
FINANCE: NHS North Somerset has agreed to pay Weston Health Trust an additional £600,000 for over performance above the value of its contract.
PERFORMANCE: The foundation’s already failing performance against the key waiting time indicator for accident and emergency treatment deteriorated further in December.
CQC drops in on Weston Area Health TrustSubscription
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has carried out an unannounced visit at Weston Area Health Trust.
Two consortia emerging in NHS North TynesideSubscription
STRUCTURE: Two commissioning consortia are emerging within the North Tyneside primary care trust area.
NHS Newcastle sees two consortia emergingSubscription
STRUCTURE: Two commissioning consortia are emerging within the Newcastle primary care trust.