11.53pm: From ealier in the week: CCGs reconsider staffing after running cost funds reviewed - the NHS Commissioning Board has reviewed CCGs’ running costs allocations at a late stage in their development.
11.45am: HSJ has published coverage of the report published today by MHP Health Mandate, which suggests NHS providers and commissioners are slipping on targets set in last year’s high profile Innovation, Health and Wealth report.
10.29am: The “right to provide” scheme for setting up new social enterprise “spin outs” has underwhelmed NHS staff, HSJ reveals. The policy was launched in March 2011 as a way of giving staff more control over the services they provide. Nineteen are currently under development across the entire NHS - that’s less than half the number set up during the transforming community services programme of 2010-11. And, while around 50 per cent of the TCS social enterprises were entire primary care trust provider arms, the new organisations look much smaller.
8.10am: HSJ has a Live Q&A on how to improve clinical leadership at your trust. From 10am today, our team of experts will be offering advice on setting up a new clinical leadership programme
8.05am Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is using Skype to offer support to mental health patients. Video-consultations allow clients to avoid taking time off work and save on travel costs and time, besides making them safe in their own environment.