Issue : 22 March 2012
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PERFORMANCE: Poor performance against C difficile limits led Monitor to consider whether Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust was in significant breach of its authorisation.
North Bristol Trust plans private patient unitSubscription
North Bristol Trust is seeking a commercial partner to build and run a stand-alone private patient unit next to its new private finance initiative hospital.
WORKFORCE: The trust has appointed Craig Gradden, currently of Aintree University Hospitals, as medical director.
PERFORMANCE: George Eliot Hospital Trust’s self-assessed governance risk rating for quarter four is amber-red, after the trust missed targets on C difficile and accident and emergency care.
The competition regulator has ruled against a deal between a primary care trust and a hospital which saw the latter refer some patients who it went on to treat itself.
This week’s exclusive 28-page commissioning supplement brings a range of key topic articles to HSJ’s audience that will help commissioners to achieve more in their role.
Ministers have asked the Co-operation and Competition Panel for advice on how commissioners handle conflicts of interest, following a test case.
HSJ looks into the top issues facing CCGs in commissioning pathology services.
Investing now in staff health and wellbeing has long-term benefits for NHS organisations - not least through reduced sickness absence and greater motivation. We find out how employers can embed this.
Alcohol blamed for surge in liver deathsSubscription
Deaths from liver disease in England have jumped 25 per cent with alcohol the major cause, men the biggest victims and fatalities more prevalent in the North, new statistics have revealed.