Devon PCT

Devon QIPP interventions fail to stem secondary care activity

FINANCE: Delivery of quality, innovation, prevention and productivity savings is on track across the Devon cluster, despite planned interventions not having the anticipated impact on secondary care activity.

NEW Devon authorised without conditions

STRUCTURE: North, East and West Devon Clinical Commissioning Group has been authorised without any conditions.

Activity puts Devon cluster QIPP plans at risk

FINANCE: The Devon, Plymouth and Torbay primary care trust cluster’s QIPP plan has been rated amber by NHS South of England due to high levels of activity.

Northern Devon district hospital

Northern Devon launches service review

An integrated NHS trust which has twice delayed its foundation trust application has launched a service review that is likely to result in the closure of community hospital beds.

community services children youth club volunteer class

Devon Virgin contract 'tainted by illegality'

COMMERCIAL: Commissioners in Devon failed to fully discharge their duties under the Equality Act when awarding a £132m contract to Virgin Care, a judge has ruled.


Legal challenge to Virgin's children's services contract

COMMERCIAL: A primary care trust’s decision to award a £132m contract for children’s services to Virgin Care is to be challenged in court next week.

NEW Devon CCG names Tim Burke as chair and appoints managerial accountable officer

STRUCTURE: NHS North, East and West Devon CCG has named GP Tim Burke as its chair, and named a manager as designate accountable officer.

Sam Barrell named as South Devon and Torbay CCG accountable officer

STRUCTURE: GP Sam Barrell has been named as NHS South Devon and Torbay CCG’s designate accountable officer.

Commissioning board local director to take up acute chief exec post

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.

Bristol cluster finance director leaves post

WORKFORCE: The finance director of the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster has left.

Virgin set to run children's services in Devon

COMMERCIAL: Virgin Care has been named preferred bidder for a children’s services contract worth £44m a year, it has been announced.

Devon cluster meets 6 week target

PERFORMANCE: The Devon, Plymouth and Torbay cluster met the six week target for diagnostic tests for the first time in 2011-12 during February.

Devon CCGs confirm authorisation plans

STRUCTURE: South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group is hoping to be among the first wave of CCGs to be authorised, while North East and West (NEW) Devon CCG is aiming for wave three.

TCS procurement could trouble Torbay's FT ambitions

STRUCTURE: The primary care trust cluster responsible for commissioning services from Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care Trust has warned there is a “likely” and “severe” risk the organisation could struggle to achieve foundation trust status.

South Western Ambulance reports "significant" activity increases

PERFORMANCE: South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has warned Monitor it may not achieve the A8 target during the final quarter of 2011-12.

Virgin and Serco on shortlist for Devon children's services

COMMERCIAL: Virgin Healthcare, Serco and Devon Partnership Trust have been shortlisted as potential providers of integrated children’s services in Devon.

Northern Devon performs best on 18 week RTT target

PERFORMANCE: Northern Devon Healthcare Trust was the only trust in the NHS Devon, Plymouth and Torbay primary care trust cluster to meet the 18 week referral to treatment target for all specialties during October.

South Devon overachieving surplus

FINANCE: South Devon Healthcare Foundation Trust has overachieved its planned surplus by £766,000 at the end of month six.

'Very high risk' NHS Devon will fail to achieve savings plans

FINANCE: NHS Devon has identified an overspend on individual placements for mental health patients as a key risk to achieving financial targets this year.

NHS Devon highlights safeguarding concern

WORKFORCE: NHS Devon has identified a “serious child safeguarding concern” due to a lack of suitable paediatric posts, according to board papers.