WORKFORCE: The chair of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust has resigned.
STRUCTURE Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG has been authoritised by the NHS Commissioning Board.
WORKFORCE: Practice nursing is facing a future workforce crisis in the East of England, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
WORKFORCE: Tracy Cannell has been appointed permanent chief executive of East Coast Community Healthcare, which provides community services in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area.
PERFORMANCE: The 18 week referral-to-treatment target was missed at the James Paget Hospital in March, with performance only around 85 per cent, the Norfolk and Waveney PCT cluster heard.
FINANCE: The Norfolk and Great Yarmouth and Waveney PCT cluster will need to make nearly £40m QIPP savings to deliver a £2m surplus in 2012-13, the board was told.
STRUCTURE: Patients in West Norfolk are to benefit from a new 24 hour electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring service.
STRUCTURE: NHS Norfolk and Waveney is talking to different healthcare providers about keeping a surgery in New Costessey, four miles outside Norwich, open.
PERFORMANCE: Patients waiting a long time for treatments or diagnostic tests are a concern for NHS Norfolk and Waveney.
PERFORMANCE: Healthcare associated infections are causing concern across the NHS Norfolk and Waveney cluster, with some providers already approaching their full year targets for Clostridiun difficile.
FINANCE: Primary care trusts in Norfolk and Great Yarmouth and Waveney are forecasting a full year surplus of £2m, despite financial pressures in the acute sector and continuing care.
FINANCE:NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney is planning to introduce local rates for critical care, rehabilitation and stroke services in 2012-13, rather than relying on a block contract.
FINANCE: NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney is on track to deliver a surplus of £1m this financial year.
PERFORMANCE: The NHS in the East of England has failed to cut the number of people attending outpatient hospital appointments, while other regions have succeeded, according to a board report.
WORKFORCE: Chairs have been appointed for the five primary care trust clusters that now commission NHS healthcare in the East of England region.
STRUCTURE: Great Yarmouth and Waveney primary care trust is to hand over the provision of community services in the area to a newly formed social enterprise.
COMMERCIAL: Great Yarmouth and Waveney’s primary care trust and clinical commissioning group have appointed a new provider for out of hours services in the area.
WORKFORCE: Around 70 staff have been transferred from Great Yarmouth and Waveney PCT to the social enterprise looking to take over the commissioning budget in the area.
PERFORMANCE: Accident and Emergency activity at James Paget UHFT over performed in all but two weeks of the winter, a letter from the strategic health authority has revealed.
FINANCE: The NHS in Great Yarmouth and Waveney’s bids to the regional health authority for funding have included a coordinated discharge and admissions team, according to board papers.