STRUCTURE: Cambridgeshire Community Services Trust’s bid for a £800m older people’s services contract for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been rejected, while implementation of the project has been delayed by six months.
COMMERCIAL: East Cheshire NHS Trust has awarded a four-year, single supplier framework contract to arvato UK & Ireland, the company has announced.
FINANCE:South Cheshire CCG board papers warns of the financial pressures facing Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust.
WORKFORCE: The NHS Commissioning Board has announced the local area director for its Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral local area team.
WORKFORCE: Tim Andrews has been announced as managing director of the Merseyside Commissioning Support Unit.
STRUCTURE: East Cheshire Trust will miss its October deadline to submit its application for foundation trust status to the Department of Health, strategic health authority board papers state.
PERFORMANCE: 5.4 per cent of patients awaiting diagnostic tests from the trust in June had been on its waiting list for more than six weeks, against a national target that fewer than 1 per cent of patients should wait that long.
PERFORMANCE: In June NHS Sefton was one of five North West primary care trusts to miss the national target of less than 1 per cent of patients waiting more than six weeks for diagnostic tests, latest Department of Health data shows.
PERFORMANCE: The primary care trust NHS Central and Eastern Cheshire had 5,191 patients on waiting lists for diagnostic tests at the end of June, of which 125 had been waiting for more than six weeks, latest Department of Health data shows.
PERFORMANCE: The primary care trust NHS Western Cheshire had 3,193 patients on waiting lists for diagnostic tests at the end of June, of which 64 had been waiting for more than six weeks, latest Department of Health data shows.
HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of key issues facing some of the major NHS health economies. This week’s HSJ Local Briefing looks at proposals to reconfigure vascular services in Cheshire, Warrington and the Wirral.
Primary care trust cluster NHS Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral has approved a controversial plan for the reconfiguration of vascular services across Cheshire and Merseyside.
STRUCTURE: The regional director of NHS North of England has warned of risks connected to the “long-term requirements” of the trust’s local population, in relation to its bid for foundation status.
PERFORMANCE: The trust has been identified by NHS North of England as one of the “lowest performing” hospitals in the North against the national four-hour Accident and Emergency waiting target, according to commissioner board papers.
STRUCTURE: East Cheshire Trust has secured its commissioners’ backing to make a bid for foundation trust status, just months after they expressed doubts about its survival as an independent organisation.
STRUCTURE: Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral primary care trusts’ chief executive warned in January that she was “not convinced” the PCT cluster should support the trust’s bid for foundation status.
FINANCE: Eastern Cheshire clinical commissioning group was forecasting a 2011-12 overspend of £1.3m at the end of December, its latest finance report shows.
FINANCE: East Cheshire Trust’s bottom line was still hovering just above breakeven at the end of December, against plans to have delivered a surplus of £658,000 by that point.
STRUCTURE: East Cheshire Trust will require “significant reconfiguration” to maintain financial stability, clinical commissioners have stated.