Issue : 26 April 2012
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STRUCTURE: The trust has won a contract to take over the running of alcohol and drugs recovery services in Cumbria from 1 July 2012, it reported last week.
Somerset Partnership reopens mental health wardSubscription
STRUCTURE: A mental health ward where three patients died has reopened following a £3m refurbishment.
AWP sets up in house bank serviceSubscription
WORKFORCE: Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust has terminated its contract with NHS Professionals and implemneted its own bank system.
London Ambulance chief leaving for New ZealandSubscription
WORKFORCE: London Ambulance Service chief executive Peter Bradley has announced he is leaving the post to take up a role in New Zealand.
STRUCTURE: Lawyers have written to NHS Gloucestershire accusing the organisation of having “set its face against” trying to keep its provider arm within the NHS.
Yeovil appoints four new non-execsSubscription
WORKFORCE: The chair of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the UK and a former executive from John Lewis are among four new non-executive directors appointed at Yeovil District Hospital.
NHS Somerset awards £1.2m telehealth contractSubscription
COMMERCIAL: NHS Somerset has awarded a £1.2m telehealth contract to Safe Patient Systems.
Revenue rise for Birmingham Women's trustSubscription
FINANCE: Commissioners have agreed a £2.96m income rise for Birmingham Women’s Foundation Trust.
New director appointed to Sussex PartnershipSubscription
WORKFORCE: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new non executive director.
Birmingham maternity capacity review beginsSubscription
STRUCTURE: A review of maternity capacity in the Birmingham and Solihull area began this month.