Cambridgeshire PCT

Concerns raised about ageing practice nurse workforce

WORKFORCE: Practice nursing is facing a future workforce crisis in the East of England, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

NHS Cambridgeshire warns on QIPP delivery

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.

Cambridge Hospitals missing 18 week target

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.

Peterborough and Cambridgeshire PCT cluster gets new chair

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.

Cambridgeshire and Luton face health visitor shortfall

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.

Provider performance lagging

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.

Cambs CCG appoints CEO

WORKFORCE: Andy Vowles has been appointed chief operating officer of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG.

Stroke concern at Cambs PCT cluster

PERFORMANCE: Performance on stroke targets is causing concern at NHS Peterborough and NHS Cambridgeshire.

Cambs move to one CCG and several 'local commissioning groups'

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.

NHS Cambs needs £22m savings

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.

Chlamydia cases falling in Cambridgeshire

PERFORMANCE: The number of people tested for chlamydia in Cambridgeshire fell by a third in October compared with the same period the year before.

Delayed transfers of care major issue in Cambs

PERFORMANCE: Delayed transfers of care could become a major issue in Cambridgeshire this winter, the NHS Cambridgeshire board was told.

NHS Cambs breaches diagnostics waiting target

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.

Cambs struggling on Choose and Book

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.

Board report confirms preference for single Cambs and Peterborough CCG

STRUCTURE: One clinical commissioning group could cover Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - but with local commissioning groups bringing together practices.

GPs opt for a single CCG for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

STRUCTURE: A single clinical commissioning group has emerged as the “clear preference” for GPs in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, HSJ has learned.

Cambs NHS plans mental health reconfig to save £12m

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.

Cluster chairs named in East of England

WORKFORCE: Chairs have been appointed for the five primary care trust clusters that now commission NHS healthcare in the East of England region.

NHS Peterborough chair fires parting shot over 'rapid' clustering

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.

Exclusive: cluster-sized commissioning group being considered

STRUCTURE: GPs in Cambridgeshire could form a single clinical commissioning group for the entire county, covering two primary care trust areas.