Norfolk PCT

Norfolk and Suffolk Palliative Care Academy develops new web portal

IT: Norfolk and Suffolk Palliative Care Academy has developed a new web portal to improve end of life care.

Pressure ulcers concerns raised by Norfolk and Waveney

PERFORMANCE NHS Norfolk & Waveney PCT cluster is “very concerned” about the high incidence of pressure ulcers across all its providers, according to board papers.

Norfolk & Norwich FT missing stroke target

PERFORMANCE Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust is not hitting a key stroke performance target, according to local commissioners.

East of England 111 service ‘poor’

Clinical commissioning groups in Norfolk have called on the East of England Ambulance Service Trust to improve its 111 and out of hours performance.

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 home palliative care service for west Norfolk

STRUCTURE: A new hospice at home service has been commissioned in west Norfolk and should be operational from September.

Teversham practice gets stay of execution

STRUCTURE: NHS Norfolk is planning to keep a surgery on the outskirts of Norwich open, despite problems with staffing.

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.

Norfolk Community Health invests in facilities

FINANCE: Patients in north Norfolk are to benefit from substantial investments in community facilities. A £3.7m redevelopment of North Walsham Community Hospital is now finished and a new health centre in Aylsham is also nearing completion. Both units will be managed by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust.

'Big beast' required to counterbalance hospitals' power, says chief

STRUCTURE: A primary care trust chief executive has said he wants to see a local community services trust reach foundation status so there is a “big beast” to counterbalance the power of the acute sector in the East of England.

Norfolk plans integrated approach roll out for emergency admissions

STRUCTURE: Integrated care pilot schemes in Norfolk have had significant impact in containing emergency admissions, according to a local analysis.

Air ambulance chief moves to Wells

WORKFORCE: The former chief executive of East Anglian Air Ambulance is to run the Wells Community Hospital in north Norfolk.

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.

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.

'Deficient' practice slipped 'beneath the managerial radar'

PERFORMANCE: A Norfolk nurse-led health centre where there was a “serious deficiency” in safe care suffered a “complete breakdown” in monitoring and accountability arrangements, an independent review has found.

Norfolk community trust requests FT timeline extension

STRUCTURE: Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust has requested a nine month extension to its deadline for achieving foundation trust status amid governance, quality and finance concerns, according to SHA board papers.

NHS Norfolk set to launch tender for OOH service

COMMERCIAL: NHS Norfolk has announced it will put its out of hours GP service out to tender later this year.

GPs commission new Norfolk community COPD service

STRUCTURE: Patients in west Norfolk with long-term lung problems are benefiting from new GP-commissioned clinics designed to help them manage their conditions and stay out of hospital.