IT: Norfolk and Suffolk Palliative Care Academy has developed a new web portal to improve end of life care.
PERFORMANCE NHS Norfolk & Waveney PCT cluster is “very concerned” about the high incidence of pressure ulcers across all its providers, according to board papers.
PERFORMANCE Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals Foundation Trust is not hitting a key stroke performance target, according to local commissioners.
Clinical commissioning groups in Norfolk have called on the East of England Ambulance Service Trust to improve its 111 and out of hours performance.
WORKFORCE: Practice nursing is facing a future workforce crisis in the East of England, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
STRUCTURE: A new hospice at home service has been commissioned in west Norfolk and should be operational from September.
STRUCTURE: NHS Norfolk is planning to keep a surgery on the outskirts of Norwich open, despite problems with staffing.
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.
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.
STRUCTURE: Patients in West Norfolk are to benefit from a new 24 hour electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring service.
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.
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.
STRUCTURE: Integrated care pilot schemes in Norfolk have had significant impact in containing emergency admissions, according to a local analysis.
WORKFORCE: The former chief executive of East Anglian Air Ambulance is to run the Wells Community Hospital in north Norfolk.
STRUCTURE: NHS Norfolk and Waveney is talking to different healthcare providers about keeping a surgery in New Costessey, four miles outside Norwich, open.
WORKFORCE: Chairs have been appointed for the five primary care trust clusters that now commission NHS healthcare in the East of England region.
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.
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.
COMMERCIAL: NHS Norfolk has announced it will put its out of hours GP service out to tender later this year.
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.