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.
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.
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.
STRUCTURE: The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Foundation Trust is to cease providing inpatient neurological rehabilitation services from the end of March.
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.
COMMERCIAL: Sirona Care and Health has won £1.8m of new business, board papers reveal.
PERFORMANCE: Delayed transfers of care at community hospitals run by and integrated provider of health and social care are increasing.
WORKFORCE: John Wilderspin is set to be appointed as managing director of the Central Southern commissioning support unit.
STRUCTURE: Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group is developing a joint commissioning framework with the local council.
STRUCTURE: NHS Bath and North East Somerset CCG has confirmed its chair and accountable officer appointments.
A second commissioner is considering retendering its services provided by a struggling mental health trust, in a move that could further destabilise the organisation.
STRUCTURE: Talks are already under way to further expand the NHS commissioning support service already stretching from Berkshire to Gloucestershire.
WORKFORCE: NHS Wiltshire chair Tony Barron has been appointed to lead the Wiltshire and Bath and North East Somerset primary care trust cluster.
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.
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.
FINANCE: The amount being paid by Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust in contract penalties has continued to fall at the start of this year.
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.
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.
FINANCE: NHS Bath and North East Somerset is under using its contract with independent provider UK Specialist Hospitals by £243,000.