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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.
Exclusive: New CQC chair revealedSubscription
The new chair of the Care Quality Commission will be Peter Wyman, current chair of Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust, HSJ can reveal.
FINANCE: A Devon hospital has been given a £2.4m advance payment by its local clinical commissioning group, amid warnings that the trust is “fast running out of cash”.
What NHS organisations are doing
Clinical commissioning groups’ efficiency targets have risen by over a quarter this year in a sign that the financial strain on the health service is moving beyond the provider sector.
WORKFORCE: The medical director of a London mental health trust is leaving to take up a chief executive post in the West Country.
The Care Quality Commission’s spending on hotels and travel by its hospital inspection directorate was more than four times over budget last year, HSJ can reveal.
NHS providers face costs of more than £450m to deal with a backlog of “high risk” maintenance problems, an increase of almost 30 per cent on the previous year.
Getting a grip on workforce costsSubscription
NHS trusts are being asked to drive down workforce costs against a backdrop of staff shortages and budgetary pressures
COMMERCIAL: Virgin Care has won a £64m contract to be the single provider of community child health services in Wiltshire.