Liverpool PCT

Liverpool Community Health negotiating social care deal

STRUCTURE: Liverpool Community Health Trust is working to develop a “Section 75” agreement for the trust to provide social care services for its local authority, board papers state.

Liverpool Community Health plans for £3m surplus

FINANCE: Liverpool Community Health Trust is planning for a £3m surplus for the coming financial year, on the back of efficiency savings totalling £6.7m, latest board papers state.

Infection causing concern with Merseyside commissioners

PERFORMANCE: Healthcare acquired infections are causing concern in Merseyside where two trusts in particular are exceeding their targets.

Merseyside PCTs expect £12m surplus

FINANCE: The four PCTs in the Merseyside cluster expect to end the year with a £11.9m surplus – 0.5 per cent of their overall resources.

Liverpool Community Health submits FT application

STRUCTURE: Liverpool Community Health has submitted its application for foundation trust status to the Department of Health, according to latest NHS North of England board papers.

£425m Royal Liverpool hospital PFI decision ‘weeks away’

COMMERCIAL: The Department of Health is “weeks away” from a long-awaited announcement on the £425 million Royal Liverpool Hospital project, it has told HSJ’s sister title Construction News.

Liverpool trust in list of top gay friendly employers again

WORKFORCE: Liverpool Community Health Trust has been judged to be one of the top 100 gay-friendly employers in the country.

Merseyside GP takeover undergoing OFT and CCP scrutiny

FINANCE: The takeover of 20 practices by a family run GP firm is being examined by the Office of Fair Trading and Cooperation and Competition Panel.

Four directors appointed for Merseyside LAT

WORKFORCE: The NHS Commissioning Board has appointed four directors for its Merseyside Local Area Team.

Liverpool Community Health pilots electronic 'secure mailbox'

COMMERCIAL: Liverpool Community Health Trust is piloting a new electronic “secure mailbox” that it believes will speed up the process for screening babies under the Healthy Child Programme by two to five days.

Four overdue patient safety alerts for the Walton Centre

PERFORMANCE: The trust had four overdue patient safety alerts in September, according to latest central alerting system data.

Liverpool Community Health research published on exercise programme to reduce falls

RESEARCH: Liverpool Community Health Trust has published findings from its new research into the effectiveness of low-cost, community-based exercise programmes to help reduce the likelihood of falls in people aged over 65.

Joint MD appointed to Cheshire and Merseyside CSUs

WORKFORCE: Tim Andrews has been announced as managing director of the Merseyside Commissioning Support Unit.

Liverpool Community Health to miss FT application deadline

STRUCTURE: Liverpool Community Health will miss its October deadline to submit its application for foundation trust status to the Department of Health.

Liverpool Community Health misses diagnostics target by huge margin

PERFORMANCE: Nearly 18 per cent of patients awaiting diagnostic tests from Liverpool Community Health Trust in June had been on its waiting list for more than six weeks, against a national target that fewer than 1 per cent of patients should wait that long.

Chester

Controversial vascular services restructure gets green light

Primary care trust cluster NHS Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral has approved a controversial plan for the reconfiguration of vascular services across Cheshire and Merseyside.

Four MSA breaches at Aintree in March, commissioners report

PERFORMANCE: The trust had four unjustified breaches of the national bar on mixed sex accomodation in March, commissioner board papers show.

MSA breaches at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital

PERFORMANCE: The trust had eight breaches of the national bar on mixed sex accomodation in March, according to its commissioners latest performance report.

Liverpool CCG given estimated operating budget of £11.4m

FINANCE: The clinical commissioning group set to replace NHS Liverpool has been allocated an indicative running costs budget of £11.4m, a paper published by the NHS Commissioning Board today shows.

Liverpool Community Health names new medical director

WORKFORCE: The trust has appointed Craig Gradden, currently of Aintree University Hospitals, as medical director.