Issue : 9 August 2012
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NHS Confederation deputy chief executive David Stout has been appointed as managing director of two commissioning support units, covering Hertfordshire and Essex.
Complaints fall at Yeovil FTSubscription
PERFORMANCE: Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust saw a 13 per cent fall in the number of formal complaints received in 2011-12 comparted with the prevoius year.
PERFORMANCE: A patient who choked to death at a hospital run by Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust had been neglected by staff, a coroner has ruled.
RJAH to invest £11m in facilitiesSubscription
COMMERCIAL: Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Trust has agreed an £11m three-year investment plan to improve hospital facilities.
RESEARCH: Clinicians at Southampton University Hospital Foundation Trust have discovered a child’s risk of developing an allergic disease is doubled if a parent of the same sex has suffered from it.
PERFORMANCE: 3.2 per cent of patients awaiting diagnostic tests from the trust in June had been on its waiting list for more than six weeks, against a national target that fewer than 1 per cent of patients should wait that long.
PERFORMANCE: 5.4 per cent of patients awaiting diagnostic tests from the trust in June had been on its waiting list for more than six weeks, against a national target that fewer than 1 per cent of patients should wait that long.
Sefton over the threshold for diagnostic waitsSubscription
PERFORMANCE: In June NHS Sefton was one of five North West primary care trusts to miss the national target of less than 1 per cent of patients waiting more than six weeks for diagnostic tests, latest Department of Health data shows.
COMMERCIAL: Great Ormond Street Hospital has identified a delay to the lifting of the private patient cap as a “key risk”.
FINANCE: King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust said the impact of commissioners’ demand management plans had been built into its plan it had seen “no evidence” to support them.