STRUCTURE: Medical equipment and 35 IT servers were wrongly transferred from Cornwall Primary Care Trust to Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, a due diligence process has discovered.
COMMERCIAL: Monitor has upheld its ruling that Cornwall primary care trust should have been more transparent in its commissioning of learning disability services.
COMMERCIAL: Monitor has provisionally rejected a private sector provider’s complaint that a south west primary care trust breached competition rules - but criticised the commissioner’s lack of transparency.
PERFORMANCE: Cornwall’s Serco run out-of-hours service fell “unacceptably short” of essential standards of quality and safety, the chair of the public accounts committee has said.
PERFORMANCE: Failure to respond properly to concerns raised by staff at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust allowed a potentially unsafe doctor to continue to operate for more than ten years, a report has found.
WORKFORCE: Peninsula Community Health chief executive Kevin Baber is to join Plymouth Hospitals Trust as chief operating officer.
STRUCTURE: Kernow clinical commissioning group has been authorised with just three conditions in the first wave of CCGs to be approved by the NHS Commissioning Board.
COMMERCIAL: The Co-operation and Competition Panel has found NHS Cornwall may have broken rules on competition and choice in arranging inpatient care for patients with learning disabilities.
FINANCE: NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly’s QIPP plan has been rated amber overall, despite all of its initiatives being given a green rating by NHS South of England.
COMMERCIAL: A primary care trust is refusing to fund placements at a privately run facility for patients with learning disabilities because of its proximity to the site of a scandal-hit NHS hospital, it has been claimed.
WORKFORCE: Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed two new executive directors as well as four non-executive directors.
A pilot urgent care model for Cornwall has fired the enthusiasm of providers while raising questions including start-up funding
FINANCE: An Audit Commission review of coding at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust found the trust had slightly below average accuracy.
STRUCTURE: A review of vascular services that could lead to reconfiguration of services in Devon and Cornwall is almost complete.
STRUCTURE: Peninsula Community Health has installed a new x-ray machine at St Mary’s Hospital on the Isles of Scilly that means residents will no longer have to visit the mainland for an x-ray.
PERFORMANCE: NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly has issued a contract notice to Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust for poor performance against the four hour accident and emergency target in in April and May.
WORKFORCE: An experienced primary care trust chief executive who was named a local area team director on the NHS Commissioning Board less than three weeks ago is now to take up a post as a hospital chief executive.
PERFORMANCE: Pressure from patients and politicians helped to create a review of the out-of-hours medical service offered to people in Cornwall, according to an MP.
FINANCE: Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has been fined £46,000 for breaches of rules on mixed sex accommodation and £85,525 for ambulance handover times longer than 15 minutes.