Great Yarmouth and Waveney PCT

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough FT chair resigns

WORKFORCE: The chair of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust has resigned.

Great Yarmouth CCG authorised

STRUCTURE Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG has been authoritised by the NHS Commissioning Board.

Concerns raised about ageing practice nurse workforce

WORKFORCE: Practice nursing is facing a future workforce crisis in the East of England, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

New chief exec for Yarmouth CIC

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.

James Paget missed 18 week target in March

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.

Norfolk cluster faces tough QIPP challenge

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.

New ECG service in Norfolk

STRUCTURE: Patients in West Norfolk are to benefit from a new 24 hour electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring service.

Branch surgery at risk in Norfolk

STRUCTURE: NHS Norfolk and Waveney is talking to different healthcare providers about keeping a surgery in New Costessey, four miles outside Norwich, open.

Waiting times a concern in Norfolk

PERFORMANCE: Patients waiting a long time for treatments or diagnostic tests are a concern for NHS Norfolk and Waveney.

C diff concerns for Norfolk

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.

Surplus forecast for Great Yarmouth despite pressures

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.

Great Yarmouth to introduce local rates for critical 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.

Great Yarmouth set to deliver £1m surplus

FINANCE: NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney is on track to deliver a surplus of £1m this financial year.

East of England failing to cut outpatient activity

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.

Cluster chairs named in East of England

WORKFORCE: Chairs have been appointed for the five primary care trust clusters that now commission NHS healthcare in the East of England region.

Social enterprise takes over community services in Great Yarmouth

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.

New out of hours provider in Great Yarmouth and Waveney

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.

NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney staff transfer to CIC

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.

James Paget FT 'routinely' on black alert

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.

Great Yarmouth and Waveney bids for SHA funds

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.