Issue : 8 December 2011
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NHS Commissioning Board chair Malcolm Grant began the first formal meeting of the organisation by praising the “spectacular increase” in public support for the service under the Labour government.
Overspends on Newcastle Hospital careSubscription
FINANCE: The North of Tyne PCTs - Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland - are overspending against planned activity for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust, but still on target to meet their planned surplus.
Wye Valley wins learning disability serviceSubscription
STRUCTURE: Wye Valley Trust will take over provision of health services for Herefordshire residents with learning disabilities from 2gether Foundation Trust.
FINANCE: Wye Valley Trust has warned its cashflow position remains “precarious” and it may not be able to pay its bills on time.
COMMERCIAL: Worcestershire Health and Care Trust has been awarded a contract to provide offender healthcare services at a new prison in Staffordshire.
New Imperial chair is former NHS London chairSubscription
WORKFORCE: Sir Richard Sykes, who resigned as chair of NHS London over Andrew Lansley’s scrapping of the Darzi plan for the capital, is to take up the chairmanship of Imperial College Healthcare Trust.
FINANCE: The two south London foundation trusts, which have a combined turnover of approximately £1.4bn, signed the deal with the private healthcare group at the end of last month.
The government’s NHS reforms risk fragmenting care for the most vulnerable children, a study published today says.
Royal Berkshire chief 'on leave'Subscription
WORKFORCE: Edward Donald’s future as the chief executive of the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is in doubt after it emerged that he has taken indefinite annual leave.
David Cameron’s new plan to open up NHS medical records to high-tech life science researchers is a bit like chancellor George Osborne’s proposal in last week’s autumn statement to boost the regional economies in those parts of Britain that are suffering most in the downturn.