Issue : 9 June 2011
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Government to set up new arm's length bodySubscription
Plans to set up a new arm’s length body to house Public Health England may not go far enough to ensure its independence and could cost the government lost income, experts have warned.
STRUCTURE: NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly has delayed approving the transfer of its community services to a social enterprise until the end of June.
Six governors elected to Doncaster and BassetlawSubscription
STRUCTURE: Six governors have been elected to the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospital Foundation Trust board of governors.
RDE laundry is a money spinnerSubscription
COMMERCIAL: The Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust is looking to boost its non NHS income through its laundry and children’s nursery.
Great Western falls foul of CQC review Subscription
PERFORMANCE: Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust has been ordered to improve arrangements for patient dignity and privacy following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
NAO find targets led to a 'skewed' approachSubscription
Ambulances were dispatched unnecessarily on more than two million occasions in a year because of a “skewed” approach to performance management caused by response time targets.
FINANCE: NHS organisations in the South Central area have agreed to financial plans setting out more than £80m of transitional costs.
NHS Wandsworth plans Referral Management CentreSubscription
FINANCE: The south west London primary care trust has invited expressions of interest to bid for a £3m two-year contract for the call centre.
Value in modernisation: an HSJ IT supplementSubscription
HSJ’s latest information technology supplement looks at wireless technology for community healthcare workers, predictive models for patient admissions - and how the prison service is adapting an IT system used by GPs to share inmates’ medical details.
Andrew Lansley will address hundreds of GPs and health professionals at the Commissioning Show 2011 in his first speech since the government’s “listening exercise” ended - and HSJ is offering subscribers the opportunity to attend for free.