Issue : 26 January 2012
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Competition between NHS and private providers has seen the NHS left with the more expensive and complex cases, new research has claimed.
PCT staff letters to omit passage on claritySubscription
Official letters to be sent to primary care trust staff about the future of their jobs this month have undergone a change in wording, with passages discussing an ongoing lack of clarity removed from the text.
FINANCE: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust had a year-to-date deficit of £1.2m at the end of September, £800,000 worse than its expected position to that point in the year, newly published minutes states.
STRUCTURE: North Yorkshire and York PCT; Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group; and South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust are considering proposals to close inpatient paediatric services, and potentially obstetric maternity services, at Friarage Hospital.
Poole FT no longer in breachSubscription
PERFORMANCE: Monitor has confirmed that Poole Hospital Foundation Trust is no longer in significant breach of its authorisation.
FINANCE: Primary care trusts in the cluster lost £2.6m through underuse of contracted independent sector providers in the first eight months of this year, compared with £4.5m for the same period in 2010-11, its latest finance report shows.
Surrey and Kent CCGs 'non viable'Subscription
STRUCTURE: Two clinical commissioning groups in the South East Coast region have declared themselves non-viable.
PERFORMANCE: Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust overtook Barts last month to become the trust with the most mixed sex breaches after a visit by NHS West Midlands identified a reporting loophole.
PERFORMANCE: Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s performance on mixed sex breaches improved slightly last month.
PERFORMANCE: Maidstone And Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust’s performance on mixed sex breaches improved last month.