Bath and North East Somerset PCT

Social care

Commissioners insist Virgin Care will make no 'margin' on Bath contract

COMMERICAL: A CCG and council in the South West have claimed Virgin Care will make no “margin” on a community services contract it has been chosen as the preferred bidder for.

Somerset

CCG considers seven-year community services contract

COMMERCIAL: Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group plans to re-commission its community health and social care services on an unprecedentedly long contract of up to seven years.

Non-elective activity drives Bath cluster overspend

FINANCE: The Wiltshire and Bath and North East Somerset primary care trust cluster was overspent on its contract with Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust by £3.3m at the end of January.

The Min to close inpatient neuro services

STRUCTURE: The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Foundation Trust is to cease providing inpatient neurological rehabilitation services from the end of March.

Activity puts pressure on BANES and Wiltshire QIPP plans

FINANCE: The Bath and North East Somerset and Wiltshire primary care trust cluster QIPP plan has been rated amber by NHS South of England, despite good progress against milestones set out as part of QIPP initiatives.

Sirona seeks new business

COMMERCIAL: Sirona Care and Health has won £1.8m of new business, board papers reveal.

Delayed transfers of care high at Sirona hospitals

PERFORMANCE: Delayed transfers of care at community hospitals run by and integrated provider of health and social care are increasing.

Central Southern CSU set to appoint MD

WORKFORCE: John Wilderspin is set to be appointed as managing director of the Central Southern commissioning support unit.

Joint commissioning to continue in Bath and North East Somerset

STRUCTURE: Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group is developing a joint commissioning framework with the local council.

NHS Bath and North East Somerset CCG confirms two GPs in top leadership positions

STRUCTURE: NHS Bath and North East Somerset CCG has confirmed its chair and accountable officer appointments.

Concern about Avon and Wiltshire spreads

A second commissioner is considering retendering its services provided by a struggling mental health trust, in a move that could further destabilise the organisation.

Wiltshire cluster services to merge with Berkshire/Gloucestershire CSS

STRUCTURE: Talks are already under way to further expand the NHS commissioning support service already stretching from Berkshire to Gloucestershire.

Chair appointed for BANES and Wiltshire cluster

WORKFORCE: NHS Wiltshire chair Tony Barron has been appointed to lead the Wiltshire and Bath and North East Somerset primary care trust cluster.

Staff at BANES social enterprise motivated and engaged

WORKFORCE: Sirona Care and Health, the new social enterprise delivering health and social care in Bath and North East Somerset, scored above avearge on staff engagement in the NHS staff survey.

PCT chair to stand down

WORKFORCE: The chair of NHS Bath and North East Somerset is to stand down at the end of the month when the primary care trust board finally merges with NHS Wiltshire.

Performance improving at Avon and Wiltshire

FINANCE: The amount being paid by Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust in contract penalties has continued to fall at the start of this year.

New chief exec appointed to BANES cluster

WORKFORCE: Ed Macalister Smith has been appointed to lead the Wiltshire and Bath and North East Somerset primary care trust cluster through its last year of existence.

Commissioner contract still unsigned at RUH

FINANCE: Royal United Hospital Bath Trust has still not signed a contract with its lead commissioner for 2011-12, less than three months before the end of the financial year.

Bath and North East Somerset under-using ISTC contract

FINANCE: NHS Bath and North East Somerset is under using its contract with independent provider UK Specialist Hospitals by £243,000.

Oxygen cylinder explosion to be investigated by HSE

PERFORMANCE: Patients had to be evacuated from the intensive care unit at Royal United Hospital Bath after an oxygen cylinder exploded.