FINANCE: South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group is underfunded by more than 8 per cent in 2013-14, board papers claim.
STRUCTURE: The Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Service Network has stopped providing monthly performance reports to primary care trusts but is unable to release funding back to the PCT to carry on the work.
COMMERCIAL: The contract for community urology services in Bristol is to be extended on a three month rolling basis while commissioniners finalise plans for a cluster wide service.
COMMERCIAL: Bristol Community Health has won a contract to provide continuing healthcare and funded nurses in South Gloucestershire.
PERFORMANCE: Commissioners have issued University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust with a contract query in relation to continued failure of waiting time standards for diagnostic tests.
PERFORMANCE: Commissioners have formally raised issues with below planned activity in some services run by Bristol Community Health via a “quality letter”.
FINANCE: The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster has been rated amber on three of its five QIPP initiatives for the second quarter of 201-13.
COMMERCIAL: NHS Bristol and NHS South Gloucestershire have agreed to ask North Bristol Trust to extend their contract for provding children’s services fro two years.
WORKFORCE: The finance director of the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster has left.
This HSJ Local Briefing looks at how to reverse a decline in performance at Bristol’s A&E departments.
COMMERCIAL: North Bristol Trust is outsourcing £1.6m of surgical work in order to meet performance on the 18-week referral to treatment target.
STUCTURE: NHS South Gloucestershire is working with South Gloucestershire Council and local older people’s charity Brunelcare to pilot a new reablement service.
PERFORMANCE: Just 74.2 per cent of stroke patients at North Bristol Trust spent 90 per cent of their time on a stroke unit in April against a target of 80 per cent.
COMMERCIAL: The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster has awarded the contract for GP out of hours service to Brisdoc.
WORKFORCE: NHS Somerset’s former director of commissioning Jan Hull has been appointed managing director of the Best West Commissioning Support Service.
PERFORMANCE: The restructuring of South Gloucestershire Community Health Services during 2011-12 helped to prevent 1,189 hospital admissions, a report to the board of NHS South Gloucestershire said.
RESEARCH: The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster has been awarded almost £1m to support clinical research.
STRUCTURE: University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust and North Bristol Trust have set up a project board to consider whether the two organisations should merge to create an organisation with a turnover close to £1bn.
Non-acute services potentially worth up to £555m over three years are being put out to tender by primary care trusts in Bristol and Gloucestershire.
HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of the key issues facing the NHS’s major health economies. This week: procurement of non-acute services in Bristol and Gloucestershire.