NHS Swindon CCG

cancer reaserch

Early cancer diagnosis rates drop in several areas

The proportion of cancers being diagnosed at an early stage has dropped in several areas across England, according to recently released data.

Informal group meeting

Significant savings from mental and physical health integration pioneers

Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.

Chris Bown

Former chief of several trusts to lead advanced STP

A former trust chief executive has been appointed leader of a sustainability and transformation partnership covering two counties in the South West.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: Tributes to a GP leader

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

Great Western Hospital

Second South West social enterprise to close next month

A second social enterprise in the South West is to be wound down after it lost its main contract to an NHS trust.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: The class of 2011

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: A trio of inspection reports

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Monitor to probe A&E with patients 'queuing in corridors'

PERFORMANCE: Monitor has launched an investigation into Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust’s accident and emergency performance.

Great Western Hospital

South West FT breaches licence over finances

FINANCE: Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust has breached its provider licence following an investigation by Monitor.

Rheumatology

Rheumatology patients turned away due to pressure on service

Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust has became the latest hospital to close its doors to patients because of “extremely high demand” on its services.

Handshake

Two CSUs announce formal merger

STRUCTURE: Two commissioning support units have announced they are entering into a formal merger.

Conditions lifted at Swindon CCG

STRUCTURE: NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group has had all of its conditions of authorisation lifted following a review by NHS England.

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Second wave of community budgets announced

A second wave of areas adopting community budgets, bringing together funding for local public services, has been announced by communities secretary Eric Pickles.

CCG concern over Great Western A&E performance

PERFORMANCE: Performance board papers for Swindon CCG highlight its concern over the four hour A&E waiting time target at Great Western Hospitals NHS Trust.

Swindon CCG cash draw down hitch

FINANCE: According to the latest finance board papers for Swindon CCG the organisation has been forced to “draw down £4m more than it needed for April.”

Great Western behind on surplus but ahead on savings

FINANCE: Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust was behind on its planned surplus by £811,000 at the end of February.

Swindon CCG signs commissioning support deal

COMMERCIAL: Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group has signed a contract with Central Southern Commissioning Support Service worth £2.4m.

Activity well above plan at Great Western

FINANCE: Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust has identified a risk of non-payment for activity of £1.5m.

Lack of capacity blamed for poor reporting on Swindon QIPP plans

FINANCE: Six out of seven of Swindon primary care trust cluster’s QIPP workstreams were rated amber by NHS South of England in September.

Swindon vaccine success

PERFORMANCE: NHS Swindon had the third highest uptake of the human papilloma virus vaccine among year 8 pupils in the whole country during 2010-11.