Category list : EASTERN AND COASTAL KENT PCT
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Long waits for CAMH in Kent and MedwaySubscription
PERFORMANCE: Young people with mental health problems in Kent are having to wait more than six months for a specialist assessment.
Kent and Medway reports QIPP slipSubscription
FINANCE: Only 55 per cent of planned QIPP savings of £57m were delivered in Kent and Medway to the end of January.
PERFORMANCE: Kent and Medway had 35 breaches of the mixed sex accommodation rules in January – with 20 of these at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust.
PERFORMANCE: The four hour A&E standard across Kent and Medway has fallen below 95 per cent. A report to the last meeting of the Kent and Medway PCT cluster board says it dipped below 95 per cent for year to date in mid January and was at 94.8 per cent in mid February.
STRUCTURE: The Centre for Nursing and Healthcare Research has carried out an independent analysis of public response to the Kent and Medway Acute Mental Health Services review.
Kent and Medway pens patient transport contractSubscription
COMMERCIAL: NHS Kent and Medway has chosen NSL Care to operate its non-emergency patient transport service.
Learning disability team shortlisted for awardSubscription
PERFORMANCE: Dimensions UK’s Folkstone team has been shortlisted for award in the Great British Care Awards.
STRUCTURE: A consultation on the reconfiguration of mental health services across Kent is due to end on 26 October.
New AQP providers get go-ahead for CBT in KentSubscription
COMMERCIAL: New organisations have been given the go-ahead to provide talking therapy, including cognitive behavioural therapy, across Kent and Medway.
Swale CCG seeks lay membersSubscription
WORKFORCE: Two independent lay members are being sought to join the governing body of Swale Clinical Commissioning Group.