Issue : 15 March 2012
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This month’s trust chief executive barometer presents a relatively rosy picture of the NHS provider market.
Torbay looks to collaborate with acute trustSubscription
STRUCTURE: Torbay Care Trust and South Devon Healthcare Foundation Trust have agreed to “strengthen their levels of collaboration”.
WORKFORCE: Plymouth Community Health scored below average on four key indicators of staff engagement in the 2011 NHS staff survey.
The chancellor has pledged to make the UK “one of the most attractive places in the world to invent new medicines” in his budget speech this afternoon.
Chair appointed for BANES and Wiltshire clusterSubscription
WORKFORCE: NHS Wiltshire chair Tony Barron has been appointed to lead the Wiltshire and Bath and North East Somerset primary care trust cluster.
WORKFORCE: Sirona Care and Health, the new social enterprise delivering health and social care in Bath and North East Somerset, scored above avearge on staff engagement in the NHS staff survey.
Children's A&E opens at Basildon Subscription
STRUCTURE: A purpose-built children’s A&E department has opened at Basildon University Hospital.
FINANCE: Integrated health and social care provider Torbay Care Trust is reporting an overspend in social care due to financial pressure on local authorities.
New England chief nursing officer namedSubscription
The NHS Commissioning Board has appointed Jane Cummings as its chief nursing officer. Ms Cummings is currently the nursing director for NHS North of England, and previously for NHS North West.
STRUCTURE: Aintree University Hospitals Foundation Trust today reported it had received planning permission for £20m of new facilities for patients requiring urgent hospital care.