Somerset PCT

NHS Somerset reports underspend

FINANCE: NHS Somerset finished 2012-13 with an underspend of almost £8m, in line with plan.

Somerset Partnership behind on telehealth roll out

PERFORMANCE: Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust is behind on a CQUIN target on deployment of telehealth by ten units.

Somerset CCG authorised with no conditions

STRUCTURE: Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group was one of only eight CCGs to be authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board this week without any conditions.

Somerset QIPP plans get green light

FINANCE: Somerset Primary Care Trust’s QIPP plans have been rated green by NHS South of England.

New £33m community hospital gets go ahead

STRUCTURE: NHS Somerset has approved the full business case for a £33m community hospital rebuild.

South west CSS managing director appointed

WORKFORCE: NHS Somerset’s former director of commissioning Jan Hull has been appointed managing director of the Best West Commissioning Support Service.

Mixed picture for emergency admissions at Somerset trusts

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.

Funding boost for Somerset's GP federations

STRUCTURE: Commissioners in Somerset have agreed to double the funding for the county’s nine GP federations in 2012-13 to £500,000.

Uncertain future for Somerset learning disability services

COMMERCIAL: Learning disability services in Somerset could be put out to tender or spun off into a social enterprise, board papers reveal.

NHS Somerset awards £1.2m telehealth contract

COMMERCIAL: NHS Somerset has awarded a £1.2m telehealth contract to Safe Patient Systems.

NHS Somerset ups payment to Taunton and Somerset FT

FINANCE: NHS Somerset has agreed to pay Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust £3.4m more than orginally contracted in recognition of activity above plan.

Yeovil struggling with 18 weeks in six specialties

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.

Taunton and Somerset FT gets additional £5m

FINANCE: Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust has received additional funding of £5m from NHS Somerset.

Bristol and Somerset to work together on commissioning support

STRUCTURE: The NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster is working with NHS Somerset on developing a commissioning support service.

MD of Somerset CCG steps down

WORKFORCE: The managing director of Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group has stood down from her role due to a conflict of interest.

Somerset CCG passes assurance visit

STRUCTURE: Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group has been risk rated green following an assurance visit.

NHS Somerset names AQP services

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.

Somerset Partnership fails to find GP for senior post

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.

Community services boosts financial position at Somerset Partnership

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.

Community DTOC up at Somerset Partnership

PERFORMANCE: Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust lost more than 500 bed days to delayed discharges during September.