Issue : 29 March 2012
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Dementia professor to be appointedSubscription
WORKFORCE: Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust is to appoint a professor of dementia for the first time.
PERFORMANCE: Plymouth Community Healthcare has had no cases clostridium difficile in the past 12 months.
Providers are likely to have to complain to the NHS Commissioning Board before approaching Monitor with concerns about clinical commissioning groups’ conflicts of interest, HSJ has been told.
The NHS competition watchdog is investigating the trust’s award of two dialysis contracts, after a bidder accused it of a “blatant attempt to retain the incumbent provider”.
Academic link up for Surrey and SussexSubscription
STRUCTURE: One of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s has gained “associated university” status.
WORKFORCE: There was a lower uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine among staff at the trust than in any other provider in the North of England this year.
WORKFORCE: There was a higher uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine among staff at the trust than in any other provider in the North of England.
FINANCE: The north London integrated care organisation faces a disinvestment under the North Central London cluster’s QIPP programme of £19.8m over the next three years.
FINANCE: Eastern Cheshire clinical commissioning group was forecasting a 2011-12 overspend of £1.3m at the end of December, its latest finance report shows.
FINANCE: The north London acute faces a disinvestment under the North Central London cluster’s QIPP programme of £25.6m over the next three years.