Issue : 1 December 2011
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PERFORMANCE: Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust was forced to reduce elective procedures due to the high number of patients waiting for suitable ongoing care outside hospital.
It will be “very, very difficult” to find chief financial officers for all of the 200-plus clinical commissioning groups that will take over NHS commissioning from 2013, David Flory has warned.
This week’s HSJ supplement in association with Lloyds Pharmacy looks at how a new direction for mental health strategy must take this opportunity to improve outcomes for patients with mental health issues.
CQC holds up Devon Partnership FT timetableSubscription
PERFORMANCE: Devon Partnership Trust’s foundation trust application has been delayed due to a responsive review by the Care Quality Commission.
Cornwall Partnership governance risk downgradedSubscription
PERFORMANCE: Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust’s Monitor governance rating has been downgraded to amber/red owing to Care Quality Commision concerns about services.
HSJ supplement - special finance reportSubscription
This HSJ special finance report looks at the financial future for trusts eyeing foundation status, new legislation designed to stop bribery that could catch some organisations out, and why it can be difficult to find a finance director.
HSJ supplement - special technology reportSubscription
This HSJ special technology report looks at the benefit of handheld devices in the health service, and the problems facing telehealth as a solution to unplanned admissions.
Eleven homicides investigated at AWPSubscription
PERFORMANCE: Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust is subject to 11 investigations into homicides by NHS South West, more than any other mental health trust in the region.
FINANCE: Moorfields Eye Hospital, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Kingston and Barts are pursuing the Welsh Health Boards for unpaid bills, a board paper reveals.
Solent trust slipping against surplus targetSubscription
FINANCE: Solent NHS Trust is struggling to meet its surplus target despite higher than expected levels of income, as it is overspending on pay.