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CQC finds concerns at Plymouth Community Healthcare

PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has found Plymouth Community Healthcare is failing standards on staffing and moniotring the quality of services.

Devon QIPP interventions fail to stem secondary care activity

FINANCE: Delivery of quality, innovation, prevention and productivity savings is on track across the Devon cluster, despite planned interventions not having the anticipated impact on secondary care activity.

Plymouth Community Healthcare passes CQC inspection

PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has found Plymouth Community Healthcare’s Lee Mill Hospital is meeting quality standards.

Activity puts Devon cluster QIPP plans at risk

FINANCE: The Devon, Plymouth and Torbay primary care trust cluster’s QIPP plan has been rated amber by NHS South of England due to high levels of activity.

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Devon Virgin contract 'tainted by illegality'

COMMERCIAL: Commissioners in Devon failed to fully discharge their duties under the Equality Act when awarding a £132m contract to Virgin Care, a judge has ruled.


Legal challenge to Virgin's children's services contract

COMMERCIAL: A primary care trust’s decision to award a £132m contract for children’s services to Virgin Care is to be challenged in court next week.

Plymouth Community Healthcare mental health unit rated excellent

PERFORMANCE: Plymouth Community Healthcare’s Glenbourne Unit has been assessed as excellent by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Plymouth in top fifth for cancer patient experience

PERFORMANCE: NHS providers in Plymouth scored in the top 20 per cent in the country in the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey.

Commissioning board local director to take up acute chief exec post

WORKFORCE: An experienced primary care trust chief executive who was named a local area team director on the NHS Commissioning Board less than three weeks ago is now to take up a post as a hospital chief executive.

Bristol cluster finance director leaves post

WORKFORCE: The finance director of the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster has left.

Plymouth Community Healthcare plans bed closures

STRUCTURE: Plymouth Community Healthcare Trust is consulting on changes to mental health recovery services that could involve the closure of nine beds.

Candidates for Plymouth top job 'insufficiently strong'

WORKFORCE: Interviews for a new chief executive for Plymouth Hospitals Trust have been postponed due to an “insufficiently strong” field of candidates.

Devon cluster meets 6 week target

PERFORMANCE: The Devon, Plymouth and Torbay cluster met the six week target for diagnostic tests for the first time in 2011-12 during February.

Devon CCGs confirm authorisation plans

STRUCTURE: South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group is hoping to be among the first wave of CCGs to be authorised, while North East and West (NEW) Devon CCG is aiming for wave three.

TCS procurement could trouble Torbay's FT ambitions

STRUCTURE: The primary care trust cluster responsible for commissioning services from Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care Trust has warned there is a “likely” and “severe” risk the organisation could struggle to achieve foundation trust status.

NHS Plymouth issues contract notice over A&E performance

PERFORMANCE: NHS Plymouth has issued Plymouth Hospitals Trust with a contract performance notice, after the trust failed to meet the four hour accident and emergency target during February and March.

Plymouth Community Healthcare has C difficile free year

PERFORMANCE: Plymouth Community Healthcare has had no cases clostridium difficile in the past 12 months.

New Plymouth social enterprise below average on staff engagement

WORKFORCE: Plymouth Community Health scored below average on four key indicators of staff engagement in the 2011 NHS staff survey.

Northern Devon performs best on 18 week RTT target

PERFORMANCE: Northern Devon Healthcare Trust was the only trust in the NHS Devon, Plymouth and Torbay primary care trust cluster to meet the 18 week referral to treatment target for all specialties during October.

20pc of Plymouth A&E patients should have been treated elsewhere

PERFORMANCE: Research commissioned by NHS Plymouth and Plymouth Hospitals Trust found up to 20 per cent of patients in the trust’s accident and emergency department did not need to be there.