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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.
Twelve NHS trusts have been shortlisted by the Department of Health as potential test sites for rolling out GS1 barcoding standards.
NHS trusts in Cornwall are exploring whether they could provide a suitable home for over 20 community services, HSJ has learned.
A devolution deal for Cornwall, including greater integration and control over health and care spending, is expected to be announced by the chancellor next week, HSJ has learned.