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.
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.
PERFORMANCE: Healthcare acquired infections are causing concern in Merseyside where two trusts in particular are exceeding their targets.
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.
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.
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.
WORKFORCE: Liverpool Community Health Trust has been judged to be one of the top 100 gay-friendly employers in the country.
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.
WORKFORCE: The NHS Commissioning Board has appointed four directors for its Merseyside Local Area Team.
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.
PERFORMANCE: The trust had four overdue patient safety alerts in September, according to latest central alerting system data.
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.
WORKFORCE: Tim Andrews has been announced as managing director of the Merseyside Commissioning Support Unit.
STRUCTURE: Liverpool Community Health will miss its October deadline to submit its application for foundation trust status to the Department of Health.
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.
Primary care trust cluster NHS Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral has approved a controversial plan for the reconfiguration of vascular services across Cheshire and Merseyside.
PERFORMANCE: The trust had four unjustified breaches of the national bar on mixed sex accomodation in March, commissioner board papers show.
PERFORMANCE: The trust had eight breaches of the national bar on mixed sex accomodation in March, according to its commissioners latest performance report.
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.