Bristol PCT

PCT chair joins acute trust board

WORKFORCE: A former primary care trust chair has joined Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust as a non-executive director.

Avon cancer network winding up

STRUCTURE: The Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Service Network has stopped providing monthly performance reports to primary care trusts but is unable to release funding back to the PCT to carry on the work.

Bristol CCGs plan new urology service

COMMERCIAL: The contract for community urology services in Bristol is to be extended on a three month rolling basis while commissioniners finalise plans for a cluster wide service.

Bristol Community Health wins out-of-area contract

COMMERCIAL: Bristol Community Health has won a contract to provide continuing healthcare and funded nurses in South Gloucestershire.

Long waits for tests at University Hospitals Bristol

PERFORMANCE: Commissioners have issued University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust with a contract query in relation to continued failure of waiting time standards for diagnostic tests.

Commisioners raise issue over South Bristol Urgent Care Centre

PERFORMANCE: Commissioners have formally raised issues with below planned activity in some services run by Bristol Community Health via a “quality letter”.

CQC finds staffing now safe on Bristol children's heart ward

PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission is satisfied University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust has addressed concerns about staffing levels on a ward for children recovering from heart surgery, a report by the trust claims.

Bristol mental health tender put back

COMMERCIAL: The reprocurement of mental health services in Bristol has been put back by four months.

'Brave' Bristol presses ahead with mental health tender

COMMERCIAL: NHS Bristol’s plans to put mental health services worth about £40m out to tender and award contracts within a year are “brave”, potential providers have warned.

Bristol cluster amber on three QIPP plans

FINANCE: The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster has been rated amber on three of its five QIPP initiatives for the second quarter of 201-13.

Bristol reconsiders mental health tendering plans

COMMERCIAL: NHS Bristol may not put all secondary mental health services in Bristol out to tender following concerns from the public and NHS South of England.

South Bristol minor injuries unit fails to attract A&E patients

FINANCE: Attendances at the new South Bristol Community Hospital minor injuries unit are below planned levels, creating a risk of an overspend for commisisoners.

Bristol children's services contract set to be extended

COMMERCIAL: NHS Bristol and NHS South Gloucestershire have agreed to ask North Bristol Trust to extend their contract for provding children’s services fro two years.

Bristol DVT contract extended

COMMERCIAL: The Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Bristol have agreed a 12 month extension to a contract for a community deep vein thrombosis service in the northern areas of the city.

Bristol cluster finance director leaves post

WORKFORCE: The finance director of the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster has left.

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Analysed: A&E performance in Bristol

This HSJ Local Briefing looks at how to reverse a decline in performance at Bristol’s A&E departments.

North Bristol fails stroke target

PERFORMANCE: Just 74.2 per cent of stroke patients at North Bristol Trust spent 90 per cent of their time on a stroke unit in April against a target of 80 per cent.

Bristol cluster awards OoH contract

COMMERCIAL: The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster has awarded the contract for GP out of hours service to Brisdoc.

South west CSS managing director appointed

WORKFORCE: NHS Somerset’s former director of commissioning Jan Hull has been appointed managing director of the Best West Commissioning Support Service.

Bristol Community Health performs well during first year

PERFORMANCE: Bristol Community Health Services achieved six of seven CQUINs for 2011-12 with partial achievement on CQUIN 4, which related to reductions in acute admission and length of stay for patients with long term conditions and ambulatory care sensitive conditions.