FINANCE: NHS Somerset finished 2012-13 with an underspend of almost £8m, in line with plan.
PERFORMANCE: Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust is behind on a CQUIN target on deployment of telehealth by ten units.
STRUCTURE: Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group was one of only eight CCGs to be authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board this week without any conditions.
FINANCE: Somerset Primary Care Trust’s QIPP plans have been rated green by NHS South of England.
STRUCTURE: NHS Somerset has approved the full business case for a £33m community hospital rebuild.
WORKFORCE: NHS Somerset’s former director of commissioning Jan Hull has been appointed managing director of the Best West Commissioning Support Service.
PERFORMANCE: Emergency admissions to Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust fell by 4.7 per cent in 2011-12 compared with 2010-11, equivalent to a reduction of 607 spells.
STRUCTURE: Commissioners in Somerset have agreed to double the funding for the county’s nine GP federations in 2012-13 to £500,000.
COMMERCIAL: Learning disability services in Somerset could be put out to tender or spun off into a social enterprise, board papers reveal.
COMMERCIAL: NHS Somerset has awarded a £1.2m telehealth contract to Safe Patient Systems.
FINANCE: NHS Somerset has agreed to pay Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust £3.4m more than orginally contracted in recognition of activity above plan.
PERFORMANCE: Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust is failing the 18 week referral to treatment target in three specialties for admitted patients and three for non-admitted patients.
FINANCE: Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust has received additional funding of £5m from NHS Somerset.
STRUCTURE: The NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster is working with NHS Somerset on developing a commissioning support service.
WORKFORCE: The managing director of Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group has stood down from her role due to a conflict of interest.
STRUCTURE: Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group has been risk rated green following an assurance visit.
COMMERCIAL: NHS Somerset has identified podiatry, children’s wheelchair services and diagnostics as the three services it plans to open up to any qualified provider.
WORKFORCE: Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust has failed to appoint a GP as deputy medical director, despite extending the closing date for applications to encourage a larger pool of candidates to apply.
FINANCE: Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust is predicting a year end surplus of £1.5m, but is warning it must take “immeidate action” to control expenditure on mental health wards.