A former trust chief executive with more than 20 years’ NHS leadership experience has been appointed chair of a foundation trust.
STRUCTURE: The board of Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust has raised concerns about taking on responsibility for property from local primary care trusts.
PERFORMANCE: The latest board papers from Dorset CCG warn that ambulance handovers continue to” cause concern” across NHS Bournemouth and Poole and NHS Dorset where it says a number of one hour delays are reported frequently.
FINANCE: The Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole primary care trust cluster QIPP plan is progressing well and has been rated green by NHS South of England.
COMMERCIAL: The Independent Reconfiguration Panel has dismissed a complaint about NHS Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset’s handling of the any qualified provider process. However, providers remain concerned about the pricing of dermatology services.
PERFORMANCE: NHS Bournemouth and Poole has been found guilty of breaching the Data Protection Act for passing patient information to a company it had commissioned to carry out NHS health checks.
STRUCTURE: The Bournemouth and Poole and Dorset primary care trust cluster is undertaking a review of respiratory services.
STRUCTURE: Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust is planning to “refresh the organisational brand” after taking on community service provision.
WORKFORCE: The Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset primary care trust cluster has warned there may not be enough staff left working in the PCTs to meet the requirements for the clinical commissioning group.
FINANCE: Over performance at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital Foundation Trust is the biggest risk to finances of its primary care trust cluster.
WORKFORCE: A primary care trust cluster chief executive has been appointed to lead Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust.
PERFORMANCE: Delayed transfer of care continues to be a concern for the NHS Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole cluster despite improvements.
PERFORMANCE: The NHS Bournemouth and Poole and NHS Dorset cluster has exceeded its year to date clostridium difficile target by more than 30 cases.
COMMERCIAL: Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust has announced it has won the contract to provide community health services across Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole.
COMMERCIAL: NHS Bournemouth and Poole is set to enter a four year contract with NHS Shared Services for its finance accounting and payroll services.
FINANCE: NHS Bournemouth and Poole delivered an underspend of £5.4m and exceeded its management costs savings target by £71,000 during 2010-11.
WORKFORCE: Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has announced Angela Schofield as its new chair, replacing interim Dame Yvonne Moores.
STRUCTURE: A new agreement has been drawn up for the South West Specialised Commisioning Group (SWSCG) in light of primary care trust clustering arrangements.
NHS Dorset chief executive Paul Sly has been appointed to lead a cluster of two PCTs.