Issue : 3 May 2012
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WORKFORCE: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has begun a staff consultation on plans to cut its workforce by up to 230 whole time equivalents in a drive to make savings of £30m by the end of 2013-14.
Devon cluster meets 6 week targetSubscription
PERFORMANCE: The Devon, Plymouth and Torbay cluster met the six week target for diagnostic tests for the first time in 2011-12 during February.
PCTs failing to implement continence guidanceSubscription
Primary care trusts are neglecting to assess need and implement national guidance when it comes to continence services, according to a national audit.
Harmoni wins Suffolk 111 contractSubscription
COMMERCIAL: Harmoni has been named as preferred bidder for the NHS 111 service in Suffolk.
Social care bill delay sparks backlashSubscription
Health and social care organisations have warned the government not to kick the issue of social care funding “into the long grass”, following the absence of a full bill on the issue from today’s Queen’s Speech.
STRUCTURE: The primary care trust cluster responsible for commissioning services from Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care Trust has warned there is a “likely” and “severe” risk the organisation could struggle to achieve foundation trust status.
Cornwall ordered to pay £70,000 CHC costsSubscription
FINANCE: NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly has been found liable for almost £70,000 of Continuing Healthcare Funding for care of a patient dating back to 2006.
Royal Cornwall pursues AQP opportunitySubscription
COMMERCIAL: Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust plans to make a submission to become a qualified provider of imaging services in Cornwall when the primary care trust opens them up under the any qualified provider policy.
COMMERCIAL: The south west London primary care trust is advertising for a partner to provide weight managment services in schools and to adults.
FINANCE: University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust achieved a surplus almost 50 per cent ahead of plan for 2011-12.