The four clinical commissioning groups in Derbyshire are to begin recruitment for a single shared chief officer, and are planning to move to a ”single strategic commissioning organisation”.
In-depth analysis of Care Qquality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows pockets of good and bad primary care performance scattered across the England Midlands and East region.
STRUCTURE: A regional shake-up of stroke treatment and paediatric surgery is being planned to tackle shortages of key staff and variations in care.
STRUCTURE: Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has been named as the preferred organisation to acquire neighbouring Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust.
FINANCE: A consortium of seven East Midlands acute trusts has been awarded £960,000 to support its work as a vanguard site developing a new model for radiology services.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
PERFORMANCE: Regulators have said a failing foundation trust requires a ‘close tie-up with a long term partner’, after spending more than two years in special measures.
LEADERSHIP: Monitor is investigating how a mental health trust is run after an employment tribunal found that a trust director was unfairly dismissed after being harassed by the former trust chair.
PERFORMANCE: The high profile collapse of dermatology services at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust is now having a knock-on effect on the services at a neighbouring trust, board papers indicate.
WORKFORCE: Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust is urging all its staff to join a credit union, HSJ has learned.
WORKFORCE: Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust will employ a turnaround director to implement a series of recovery plans agreed with Monitor.
PERFORMANCE: Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust has scored highly for patient satisfaction in its first friends and family test responses since the survey was rolled out to community trusts in January.
STRUCTURE: Smaller hospitals must ask ‘searching questions’ about the services they can realistically provide in order to guarantee their sustainability, a district general hospital chief executive has said.
PERFORMANCE: Commissioners and governors visiting Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust have described a litany of problems found in one of its wards including overcrowding, staffing concerns and a failure to report incidents.
PERFORMANCE: Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group is examining the future of a scheme which allows patients with acute problems to be visited during daytime by a nurse within two hours of a call to a GP surgery.
PERFORMANCE: Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust has missed the national target for treating cancer patients within 62 days of screening for the third month in a row.
STRUCTURE: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust and Kent Community Health Trust have been granted foundation trust status by Monitor.
COMMERCIAL: Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust is developing a memorandum of understanding with a GP-led provider on pathways of care linked to community services.