Issue : 31 March 2011
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London clusters struggle to fill finance postsSubscription
STRUCTURE: Chairs have been appointed to all primary care trust clusters in London, but a number of vacancies remain unfilled, particularly in finance posts.
Paramedics must be safe at major incidentsSubscription
Paramedics must not be put at risk if the way decisions are made on attending patients at dangerous emergency incidents are altered, ambulance staff have warned.
A new era for IT? A special HSJ supplementSubscription
The IT revolution has started. The way information is collected, and the technologies available to utilise it, is transforming previous approaches to healthcare. Now all clinicians have to do is embrace the change, and reap the rewards…
STRUCTURE: Management at Southampton University Hospitals were shocked to find they were at risk of being stopped from carrying out paediatric cardiac surgery in England despite excellent clinical ratings, according to board papers.
NHS Hillingdon to miss surplus targetSubscription
FINANCE: NHS Hillingdon is £4.9m behind its financial plan for 2010-11, reporting a deficit of £1.2m in February.
East London FT third highest reporter of incidents Subscription
PERFORMANCE: The FT has become the third highest reporter of incidents among the capital’s mental health trusts
FINANCE: The trust still does not know where £4.2m of the savings it needs to make next year will come from, despite hiring PricewaterhouseCoopers to “review cost reduction and productivity opportunities for 2011-12”.
Imperial faces 15 per cent CIP targetSubscription
FINANCE: Imperial has said its Cost Improvement Programme target for 2011-12 will be 15 per cent of controllable costs.
FINANCE: Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust is aiming to make savings of £19m during the coming financial year in order to achieve a surplus of £4.4m.
Royal Cornwall loses funding for three doctorsSubscription
WORKFORCE: The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has lost three doctors as a result of a reduction in the medical and dental education levy (MADEL).