Issue : 12 January 2012
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PERFORMANCE: Failure to appreciate the complexity of patients’ conditions, low staffing levels and inadequate supervision contributed to two patients being treated by a South West mental health trust going on to kill.
FINANCE: NHS Bath and North East Somerset is under using its contract with independent provider UK Specialist Hospitals by £243,000.
Buckinghamshire fails on 18 week targetSubscription
PERFORMANCE: Buckinghamshire commissioners are struggling to meet the 18 week referral to treatment target.
PERFORMANCE: Patients had to be evacuated from the intensive care unit at Royal United Hospital Bath after an oxygen cylinder exploded.
Oxford trust overspends on PCT contractSubscription
FINANCE: Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust over-performed by £10.9m – or 7.5 per cent – against its contract with Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust in the first six months of 2011-12.
Imperial advertises chief executive's jobSubscription
WORKFORCE: The west London hospital trust, one of the largest in the UK, is advertising for a permanent chief executive and applications must be submitted by January 27.
STRUCTURE: Lawyers for NHS Gloucestershire will be in the high court next month to defend the primary care trust in a judicial review of the transfer of its provider arm.
Cluster goes back to the drawing board on AQPSubscription
COMMERCIAL: A south west primary care trust cluster has been told it will have to select an additional service to open up to any qualified provider after one of its first choices did not comply with national guidance.
HSJ's latest CCGs mapSubscription
Find out more about HSJ’s map of emerging CCGs around England.
Nursing regulator chief executive resignsSubscription
The chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Dickon Weir-Hughes has resigned from his post with immediate effect.