A professional services firm set up as a subsidiary of Medway’s community healthcare social enterprise lost more than £500,000 in its first two years, accounts show.
PERFORMANCE: Young people with mental health problems in Kent are having to wait more than six months for a specialist assessment.
FINANCE: Only 55 per cent of planned QIPP savings of £57m were delivered in Kent and Medway to the end of January.
PERFORMANCE: Kent and Medway had 35 breaches of the mixed sex accommodation rules in January – with 20 of these at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust.
PERFORMANCE: The four hour A&E standard across Kent and Medway has fallen below 95 per cent. A report to the last meeting of the Kent and Medway PCT cluster board says it dipped below 95 per cent for year to date in mid January and was at 94.8 per cent ...
STRUCTURE: The Centre for Nursing and Healthcare Research has carried out an independent analysis of public response to the Kent and Medway Acute Mental Health Services review.
STRUCTURE: Medway Clinical Commissioning Group has been authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board – but with 24 conditions and one direction.
COMMERCIAL: NHS Kent and Medway has chosen NSL Care to operate its non-emergency patient transport service.
A drug user has died after being infected with anthrax, public health experts in Kent have said.
WORKFORCE: A GP has appeared at Maidstone Crown Court after being charged with sexually assaulting two women at St Mary’s Medical Centre in Strood.
STRUCTURE: A consultation on the reconfiguration of mental health services across Kent is due to end on 26 October.
PERFORMANCE: NHS Medway recorded five breaches of the Department of Health’s rules on mixed sex accommodation during August, according to latest data.
FINANCE: NHS Medway and its clinical commissioning group have cited “over-performance” by the local foundation trust as the key cause of overspending during the first quarter of 2012-13.
FINANCE: The primary care trust cluster and clinical commissioning groups in Kent and Medway are turning to contingencies to maintain a surplus.
STRUCTURE: Commissioners in Kent have set out plans to reconfigure services for mental health patients experiencing a “crisis”, after a review identified weaknesses with the current layout.
PERFORMANCE: Medway Foundation Trust met its target for cases of Clostridium difficile in 2011-12 but breached for MRSA.
FINANCE: The Kent and Medway PCT cluster reported a £6.8m surplus at the end of June but highlighted “significant pressures” on finance.
COMMERCIAL: Kent has backed a new drug and alcohol treatment model to stop addiction and re-offending.
WORKFORCE: The British Nursing Association has launched a major recruitment drive for nurses and healthcare assistants to fill temporary positions in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.