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.
STRUCTURE: North, East and West Devon Clinical Commissioning Group has been authorised without any conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STRUCTURE: NHS North, East and West Devon CCG has named GP Tim Burke as its chair, and named a manager as designate accountable officer.
STRUCTURE: GP Sam Barrell has been named as NHS South Devon and Torbay CCG’s designate accountable officer.
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.
WORKFORCE: The finance director of the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster has left.
COMMERCIAL: Virgin Care has been named preferred bidder for a children’s services contract worth £44m a year, it has been announced.
PERFORMANCE: The Devon, Plymouth and Torbay cluster met the six week target for diagnostic tests for the first time in 2011-12 during February.
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.
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.
PERFORMANCE: South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has warned Monitor it may not achieve the A8 target during the final quarter of 2011-12.
COMMERCIAL: Virgin Healthcare, Serco and Devon Partnership Trust have been shortlisted as potential providers of integrated children’s services in Devon.
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.
FINANCE: South Devon Healthcare Foundation Trust has overachieved its planned surplus by £766,000 at the end of month six.
FINANCE: NHS Devon has identified an overspend on individual placements for mental health patients as a key risk to achieving financial targets this year.