PERFORMANCE: Performance of NHS 111 services in Oxfordshire have been “variable” over the winter due to issues around staffing availability and call distribution.
FINANCE: The Oxfordshire quality, innovation, productivity and prevention plan was £1.3m below its savings target at month nine.
FINANCE: Commissioners and providers in Oxfordshire are to negotiate risk sharing amid significant over performance on the local acute provider contract.
PERFORMANCE: Oxford University Hospitals Trust fell well behind its cancer waiting times target in the early part of 2012-13 due to “internal capacity versus demand issues”.
The rate of delayed transfers of care in Oxfordshire fell significantly last month.
PERFORMANCE: Out of hours activity has fallen 8.5 per cent in Oxfordshire since the NHS 111 service was launched.
FINANCE: The Oxfordshire clinical commissioning group element of the county’s efficiency plan is forecast to under-deliver by more than £1m this year.
WORKFORCE: John Wilderspin is set to be appointed as managing director of the Central Southern commissioning support unit.
Health and social care commissioners in Oxfordshire have agreed in principle to a pooled budget for services used by older patients as the central part of a programme to cut the county’s high rate of delayed transfers of care.
This HSJ Local Briefing looks at how the health and social care economy in Oxfordshire can control its rate of delayed transfers of care.
FINANCE: Oxfordshire primary care trust is predicting a £1.48m shortfall in efficiency savings due to delayed transfers of care.
PERFORMANCE: Oxford University Hospital Trust missed out on £470,000 of commissioning for quality and innovation cash because it fell short of its venous thromboembolism target.
FINANCE: Oxford University Hospitals Trust exceeded planned levels of activity by 3.7 per cent in 2011-12, costing the local health economy £26.6m more than expected.
FINANCE: Oxfordshire primary care trust had overspent on its contract with Oxford University Hospitals Trust by more than £23m in the first 10 months of 2011-12.
FINANCE: Efficiency plans in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire were both falling short of target at the end of 2011-12.
HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of the key issues facing the NHS’s major health economies. This week: the long term viability of acute services in the Thames Valley area.
WORKFORCE: All primary care trust staff not moving to the NHS Commissioning Board, clinical commissioning groups or local government will go to the commissioning support service, one group of PCT clusters has said.
STRUCTURE: Talks are already under way to further expand the NHS commissioning support service already stretching from Berkshire to Gloucestershire.
STRUCTURE: NHS and academic bodies have agreed to establish an “Oxford Academic Health Partnership”.
FINANCE: Oxfordshire primary care trust has agreed to pay an extra £7.5m to Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust, which has reported an overperformance against contract worth £16m.