WORKFORCE: Practice nursing is facing a future workforce crisis in the East of England, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
FINANCE: Failing to deliver on QIPP projects could lead to an overspend of £13m in the acute sector for NHS Cambridgeshire, the cluster board has warned.
PERFORMANCE: Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust is not meeting the 18 week referral-to-treatment standard and progress on doing so has fallen behind plan, the PCT cluster board heard. The trust is likely to miss agreed recovery targets for some specialities.
WORKFORCE: John Barratt is to take over as chair of the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire PCT cluster after Maureen Donnelly accepted a post as lay chair designate of a CCG.
WORKFORCE: The total number of health visitors in Cambridgeshire and Luton needs to double by 2015 to meet the government’s pledge to provide 4200 extra health visitors nationally.
PERFORMANCE: Performances at some acute providers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been below national standards, the board of the NHS Cambridgshire and Peterbrough cluster has been told.
WORKFORCE: Andy Vowles has been appointed chief operating officer of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG.
PERFORMANCE: Performance on stroke targets is causing concern at NHS Peterborough and NHS Cambridgeshire.
STRUCTURE: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough PCTs have merged their previous two GP committees, to form a single “shadow clinical commissioning group governing body” covering the two PCT areas.
FINANCE: NHS Cambridgeshire needs to find more than £22m of savings before the end of the financial year if it is to breakeven, the board heard.
PERFORMANCE: The number of people tested for chlamydia in Cambridgeshire fell by a third in October compared with the same period the year before.
PERFORMANCE: Delayed transfers of care could become a major issue in Cambridgeshire this winter, the NHS Cambridgeshire board was told.
PERFORMANCE: Nearly 400 patients in Cambridgeshire waited more than six weeks for diagnostic procedures in the first half of this financial year - against a zero target.
PERFORMANCE: Practices in Cambridgeshire are struggling to meet a new target of 90 per cent of first outpatient appointments being made through Choose and Book if they are to qualify for a local enhanced service payment.
STRUCTURE: One clinical commissioning group could cover Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - but with local commissioning groups bringing together practices.
STRUCTURE: A single clinical commissioning group has emerged as the “clear preference” for GPs in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, HSJ has learned.
STRUCTURE: The NHS in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has launched a consultaiton on plans to reconfigure mental health services in the region, aiming to save £12m in the next three years.
WORKFORCE: Chairs have been appointed for the five primary care trust clusters that now commission NHS healthcare in the East of England region.
STRUCTURE: The departing chair of NHS Peterborough has spoken out about the primary care trust clustering process, which he says has not “engaged” with the local population.
STRUCTURE: GPs in Cambridgeshire could form a single clinical commissioning group for the entire county, covering two primary care trust areas.