Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
The leader of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough sustainability and transformation plan is to step down in the coming weeks, with national regulators understood to be giving additional management oversight and support.
It is troubling that neither commissioner nor provider has been able to explain the rapid collapse of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s £800m older people’s services contract, writes David Williams
FINANCE: Unison is calling for a full inquiry into why the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust board signed up to a private finance initiative scheme which has left the trust under substantial financial pressure.
Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust has a reputation for excellence, but has recently found itself in some difficulty
WORKFORCE: A new chair is taking over at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust.
One of the biggest shared services organisations in the NHS has effectively been taken over by Serco in a four-year £120m deal.
A mental health trust has been found in significant breach of its authorisation by Monitor, after the Care Quality Commission raised concerns about care.
WORKFORCE: Peterborough and Stamford Hospital Foundation Trust has appointed 30 specially trained nurses to help enhance the understanding of dementia and its care for patients and carers at Peterborough’s City Hospital.
WORKFORCE: The mental health foundation trust covering Cambridgeshire and Peterbrough has appointed a new chief executive.
STRUCTURE: The NHS in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has launched a consultaiton on plans to reconfigure mental health services in the region, aiming to save £12m in the next three years.
PERFORMANCE: NHS organisations in Peterborough are planning to focus on preventative services, after a meeting was held to discuss strategic planning in the city.
NHS providers which have formed partnerships with universities can better “resist” competition from the independent sector, according to a senior clinician.
COMMERCIAL: Trusts in the East of England region are selling a support services body that serves primary and mental health services in two counties.
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has told Cambridgeshire and Peterborough FT that if it does not take immediate steps to improve standards of its mental health services, enforcement action may follow.
A chief executive whose trust received a damning Care Quality Commission inspection report has criticised the regulator for ignoring the “bigger picture”.
Inspectors have called for urgent improvements at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust after finding it to be in breach of five essential standards.
PERFORMANCE: The number of people detained under the Mental Health Act by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health FT rose by 270 per cent in 2009-10, according to figures released in January.
Five primary care trust chief executives have left their organisations for full time roles developing the new commissioning infrastructure.
Managers have reacted with anger and confusion to a threat by health minister Mike O’Brien to “name and shame” those who slash budgets and services in response to the public sector funding squeeze.