WORKFORCE: Practice nursing is facing a future workforce crisis in the East of England, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
This briefing looks at how to address the anticipated financial deficit of Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Foundation Trust.
WORKFORCE: John Barratt is to take over as chair of the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire PCT cluster after Maureen Donnelly accepted a post as lay chair designate of a CCG.
PERFORMANCE: Performances at some acute providers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been below national standards, the board of the NHS Cambridgshire and Peterbrough cluster has been told.
PERFORMANCE: Performance on stroke targets is causing concern at NHS Peterborough and NHS Cambridgeshire.
FINANCE: NHS Peterborough faces significant risks as it battles to break even this financial year, a board meeting heard.
STRUCTURE: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough PCTs have merged their previous two GP committees, to form a single “shadow clinical commissioning group governing body” covering the two PCT areas.
STRUCTURE: A single clinical commissioning group has emerged as the “clear preference” for GPs in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, HSJ has learned.
PERFORMANCE: Only 26.3 per cent of eligible bookings were made through Choose and Book in the first four months of the financial year, against a target of 90 per cent, NHS Peterborough’s board was told.
FINANCE: NHS Peterborough is predicting it will finish the financial year in balance - but that relies on delivering very large QIPP savings and using contingency reserves.
COMMERCIAL: The NHS Co-operation and Competition Panel is to conduct a more detailed investigation of a complaint that NHS Peterborough breached competition rules in attempting to close a primary care access centre.
FINANCE: Peterborough and Stamford FT has secured “advance payments” from PCTs to continue operating despite a cash shortage, according to board documents.
STRUCTURE: The NHS in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has launched a consultaiton on plans to reconfigure mental health services in the region, aiming to save £12m in the next three years.
WORKFORCE: Chairs have been appointed for the five primary care trust clusters that now commission NHS healthcare in the East of England region.
STRUCTURE: The departing chair of NHS Peterborough has spoken out about the primary care trust clustering process, which he says has not “engaged” with the local population.
PERFORMANCE: NHS organisations in Peterborough are planning to focus on preventative services, after a meeting was held to discuss strategic planning in the city.
STRUCTURE: NHS Peterborough have been criticised for providing “consistently inaccurate assurance” to the strategic health authority during the process to divest its community services.
STRUCTURE: GPs in Cambridgeshire could form a single clinical commissioning group for the entire county, covering two primary care trust areas.
PERFORMANCE: “Staffing issues” and “capacity constraints” are responsible for Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals FT failing against the national A&E waiting time target, according to a report from its strategic health authority.
FINANCE: Peterborough and Stamford Foundation Trust still has issues around payment by results to work out in its contract with the local primary care trust for the current financial year.