Issue : 20 September 2012
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Parking improvements at Worcestershire hospitalsSubscription
PERFORMANCE: Plans to improve care parking at Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and the Worcester Royal Hospital have been approved.
Regulator steps in at Sherwood Forest HospitalsSubscription
FINANCE: Foundation trust regulator Monitor today found Sherwood Forest Hospitals in significant breach of its terms of authorisation following a further deterioration in the FT’s finances.
PERFORMANCE: South Devon Healthcare Foundation Trust has warned it is likely to exceed the limit for cases of Clostridium difficile in 2012-13.
PERFORMANCE: South Devon Healthcare Foundation Trust is transferring some patients to an independent provider and planning to run weekend clinics in order to reduce its referral to treatment backlog in some specialties.
Mid Cheshire plans £6.9m cost reductionsSubscription
FINANCE: The £168m turnover foundation trust has planned for £6.9m of cost reductions this year and £0.7m of income growth, its latest three year plan shows.
The 8,000-strong commissioning support workforce is set to be employed by the NHS Business Services Authority, HSJ has learned.
Jeremy Hunt not reviewing reconfiguration plansSubscription
The incoming health secretary is not carrying out a review of hospital reconfiguration plans, contrary to a report, HSJ understands.
Hospitals' superbug death payouts revealedSubscription
Families of people who died after contracting superbugs in Scottish hospitals have been awarded £660,000 by NHS boards.
Atlas could help deliver better healthcare for all people with kidney disease
Why acquisitions can be good for the NHS…