Category list : ROYAL CORNWALL HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
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'Off-framework' ban extended to agency doctorsSubscription
The ban on NHS trusts using “off-framework” staffing agencies will be extended to doctors from April.
Revealed: Trusts' estimated savings potentialSubscription
By using publicly available data, HSJ has been able to closely match the methodology used by Lord Carter to produce trusts’ headline “savings opportunity” figures. Here we list the least and most efficient trusts according to the headline measure, as well as data for all trusts.
South West CCG placed under legal directionsSubscription
PERFORMANCE: Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group has been placed under legal directions by NHS England.
COMMERCIAL: An NHS consortium has been named as preferred provider to deliver adult community health services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Trusts in the South West face uncertainty over their procurement of agency nurses as their plans have still not been approved by regulators.
WORKFORCE: Bill Shields, interim chief executive of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, has said he will step down at the end of the month for ‘personal and family reasons’.
COMMERCIAL: A trio of providers has formally expressed interest in bidding to run community services across Cornwall once the incumbent provider pulls out next March, HSJ has learned.
WORKFORCE: Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has had discussions with the NHS Trust Development Authority about bringing in an improvement director to help turnaround performance, HSJ has learned.
COMMERCIAL: A company providing non-emergency patient transport services in the South West is to have its contract cut short by two years.
Emergency admissions reduced by around a third in a group of patients which was given volunteer support to combat dependency on health and care services, an evaluation has said.