Issue : 28 July 2011
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PERFORMANCE: Wye Valley Trust has had its C difficile trajectory for 2011-12 increased from 21 to 38 cases for following an outbreak.
Wye Valley warns it could run out of cashSubscription
FINANCE: Wye Valley Trust could run out of cash this August if its revenue performance does not improve.
STRUCTURE: Suffolk Community Healthcare will “revise” its governance arrangements after a review found it needed to be more separate from the primary care trust.
COMMERCIAL: Clinicians at Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital can now assess a baby’s heartbeat from more than 170 miles away after the trust installed video conferencing equipment by Radvision.
FINANCE: Peterborough and Stamford Foundation Trust still has issues around payment by results to work out in its contract with the local primary care trust for the current financial year.
FINANCE: The Department of Health has warned that workforce numbers should not be “slashed” and quality should not be compromised due to the scale of Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust’s savings plan.
FINANCE: Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust is reporting a high risk it will not achieve its £20m savings plan and has yet to fully identify almost a third of the target.
CQC revisit Great Western Hospitals FTSubscription
PERFORMANCE: Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust received an unannounced visit from Care Quality Commission inspectors at the beginning of July.
PERFORMANCE: County Durham and Darlington PCTs have the best uptake of the summary care record nationally, according to a PCT report.
STRUCTURE: Swindon and Wiltshire’s improving access to psychological therapies service (IAPT) is looking to become more independent from Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust.