Dorset PCT

Dorset Healthcare chief executive resigns

WORKFORCE: The chief executive of Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust has resigned with immediate effect, just weeks after the organisation’s chair also stood down.

Dorset Healthcare delays property transfer

STRUCTURE: The board of Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust has raised concerns about taking on responsibility for property from local primary care trusts.

New service goes out to AQP in Dorset

COMMERCIAL: NHS Dorset has advertised for providers of community endoscopy under any qualified provider, board papers reveal.

Dorset cluster gets green rating on QIPP plan

FINANCE: The Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole primary care trust cluster QIPP plan is progressing well and has been rated green by NHS South of England.


Ruling in PCT's favour in Dorset AQP row

COMMERCIAL: The Independent Reconfiguration Panel has dismissed a complaint about NHS Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset’s handling of the any qualified provider process. However, providers remain concerned about the pricing of dermatology services.

Respiratory services under review in Dorset

STRUCTURE: The Bournemouth and Poole and Dorset primary care trust cluster is undertaking a review of respiratory services.

Coroner orders Dorset Healthcare to conduct suicide audit

PERFORMANCE: Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust has received a coroners Rule 43 letter raising concerns about the death of an individual who had been in contact with mental health services in August 2011.

Virgin Care wins medical centre contract

COMMERCIAL: NHS Dorset has named Virgin Care as preferred provider of medical and community services at Lyme Regis medical centre in a contract worth up to £8.5m over five years.

Dorset County FT sees rise in ambulance handover delays

PERFORMANCE: Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust has seen an increase in the number of ambulance handover delays.

Salisbury FT struggling to avoid redundancies

WORKFORCE: Low staff turnover at Salisbury Foundation Trust is making it difficult for the trust to meet its workforce reduction targets.

Dorset Healthcare University FT considers new name

STRUCTURE: Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust is planning to “refresh the organisational brand” after taking on community service provision.

Dorset mental health services failed to protect mother from her son

PERFORMANCE: A mental health trust has been criticised for failing to consider the safety of a mother who was killed by her paranoid son.

Dorset cluster running out of staff

WORKFORCE: The Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset primary care trust cluster has warned there may not be enough staff left working in the PCTs to meet the requirements for the clinical commissioning group.

Royal Bournemouth over performance 'biggest single risk' to PCT finances

FINANCE: Over performance at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital Foundation Trust is the biggest risk to finances of its primary care trust cluster.

Dorset County Hospitals to cut services in the community

COMMERCIAL: Dorset County Hospitals Foundation Trust is to stop providing services in community hospitals operated by Dorset Healthcare Univeristy Foundation Trust.

PCT cluster chief exec to join mental health trust

WORKFORCE: A primary care trust cluster chief executive has been appointed to lead Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust.

CQC orders DHUFT to make improvements

PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has identified two areas of moderate concern and five minor concerns about services at a clinic run by Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust.

Dorset waiting for news on Olympic funding

FINANCE: Preparations for healthcare provision during the London 2012 Olympic sailing events in Dorset are at “serious” risk due to a lack of identified funding.

Non-acute DTOC a cause for concern in Dorset

PERFORMANCE: Delayed transfer of care continues to be a concern for the NHS Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole cluster despite improvements.

Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset cluster busts C diff target

PERFORMANCE: The NHS Bournemouth and Poole and NHS Dorset cluster has exceeded its year to date clostridium difficile target by more than 30 cases.