Coventry Teaching PCT

Warwickshire 40 per cent behind QIPP target

FINANCE: Efficiency schemes fell 40 per cent short of target in the Warwickshire Primary Care Trust area over the first six months of 2012-13.

Coventry beats surplus plan despite missing QIPP target

FINANCE: Coventry primary care trust reported a better than planned surplus of £3.7m in October.

Warwick Castle

George Eliot expected to lose more services

STRUCTURE: Health leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire widely expect services to be removed from George Eliot Hospital Trust regardless of whether or not it enters a into a partnership with an NHS or private organisation it has emerged.

Warwick Castle

Analysed: The sustainability of acute services in Coventry and Warwickshire

The Coventry and Warwickshire health economy is seeking a sustainable future for local trusts and clinical specialties

Lack of management capacity hits Coventry QIPP

FINANCE: Coventry’s quality, innovation, productivity and prevention programme is forecast to under-achieve by £3.08m – in part due to a lack of project management capacity.

Coventry and Rugby CCG appoints new members

WORKFORCE: Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group have appointed a chairman and three new lay members to the their governing body.

South Warwickshire TIA performance crashes

PERFORMANCE: The proportion of high risk South Warwickshire “mini stroke” patients assessed and treated within 24 hours stood at just 39 per cent in May, following a service reconfiguration.

Delayed transfers rises at two Warwickshire trusts

PERFORMANCE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has blamed a rise in delayed transfers of care on a shortage of social workers.

Coventry and Warwickshire acute trusts all above average on death rates

PERFORMANCE: All three acute provider trusts in the Warwickshire area are reporting mortality rates significantly above the national average.

Arden commissioners plan to axe children's services at George Eliot

STRUCTURE: Commissioners in Warwickshire are consulting on plans to close children’s services at the troubled George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton.

Warwickshire CCGs merge

STRUCTURE: Two clinical commissioning groups have merged to form a single organisation in north Warwickshire following advice from the NHS Commissioning Board.

Warwickshire hospitals struggle on ambulance handover

PERFORMANCE: Acute providers in Warwickshire are struggling against targets for emergency admissions and ambulance handovers.

Five Arden CCGs merge into three

STRUCTURE: Coventry and Warwickshire’s five clinical commissioning groups have been merged into three after a strategic health authority risk assessment flagged concerns over the proposed configuration.

Assura win Coventry community services contract

STRUCTURE: Assura Coventry have won a contract to provide the last remaining primary care trust-run community service centres in the Arden cluster area.

Arden cluster considers provider bailouts as surplus grows

FINANCE: The Arden primary care trust cluster is reporting almost double the planned level of surplus for the year to date, but has held talks with providers over possible bail outs after identifying a “high degree of financial pressure” in the local health economy.

Coventry PCT tenders for specialist GP services

COMMERCIAL: Coventry primary care trust is tendering for providers to take over services at two GP surgeries, which it had previously been providing directly.

Midlands announces cluster chairs

WORKFORCE: NHS Midlands and East has announced the appointment of four chairs to the newly created primary care trust cluster organisations across the region and two new trust chairs.

George Eliot £1.2m behind finance plan

FINANCE: George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is forecasting a break-even position for the end of 2011-12, £1.2m worse than planned.

NHS Coventry prepares for summary care record upload

PERFORMANCE: NHS Coventry is preparing for the upload this month of patient information from local GP practices to create its new summary care record system.

Coventry beats year to date surplus target

FINANCE: Coventry primary care trust is reporting a revenue surplus of £3.5m for the first four months of 2011-12, £1.6m better than planned.