Suffolk PCT

NHS Suffolk misses cancer targets

PERFORMANCE NHS Suffolk has missed two cancer target in the last quarter of 2012, according to board papers.

NHS Suffolk on course to hit financial target before close down

FINANCE: NHS Suffolk achieved its target £0.8m surplus at 31 December 2012, and is forecast to deliver its target £1.1m surplus for the full year in 2012-13.

Serco plans to cut 137 community posts in Suffolk

WORKFORCE: Private healthcare firm Serco has announced proposals to cut 137 jobs at Suffolk Community Healthcare a month after taking over its management.

Concerns raised about ageing practice nurse workforce

WORKFORCE: Practice nursing is facing a future workforce crisis in the East of England, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

Suffolk OOH services rated 'good'

PERFORMANCE: Out-of-hours services in Suffolk have been judged to be good after being scrutinised by two county councillors - despite concerns that changes to the service would affect patients.

Suffolk health centre closure brought forward

STRUCTURE: A health centre in Haverhill is to close in July - earlier than expected.

Suffolk services set to transfer to Serco in Oct

COMMERCIAL: Community services in Suffolk will transfer to Serco in October, with a contract likely to be signed in the next month and a three month mobilisation period.

Minor injures unit to close in Suffolk

STRUCTURE: A nurse-led minor injuries service which treated 23,500 people a year is to close because it led to “increased demands and costs”.

NHS Suffolk appoints new director of public health

WORKFORCE: A clinician who has helped to improve health services in Ethiopia is facing a new challenge in Suffolk.

Harmoni wins Suffolk 111 contract

COMMERCIAL: Harmoni has been named as preferred bidder for the NHS 111 service in Suffolk.

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Analysed: the future structure of community services in East Anglia

HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of the key issues facing the NHS’s major health economies. This week, HSJ looks at the long term viability of community services in East Anglia.

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Analysed: procurement of non-acute services 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.

Suffolk assets worth £29.2m set for NHS Property Services

FINANCE: Properties worth more than £29m look likely to be transferred to NHS Property Services Ltd if Suffolk primary care trust signs a deal with preferred bidder Serco.

East Suffolk and Ipswich CCG merge to become single body

STRUCTURE: Two of Suffolk’s three clinical commissioning groups have merged, it has been announced, while the remaining two CCGs will share some senior posts.

Suffolk not expecting to name community services bidder until 2012

STRUCTURE: NHS Suffolk is not expecting to select bidders to provide its community services until the new year.

Suffolk overspending by £2.7m

FINANCE: NHS Suffolk was overspending on budgets by £2.7m at the end of month five, although its hosted services were significantly underspending improving the ‘bottom line’ figure to a surplus of £2.5m at the end of month five, a board meeting heard.

Cluster chairs named in East of England

WORKFORCE: Chairs have been appointed for the five primary care trust clusters that now commission NHS healthcare in the East of England region.

Ipswich chief pledges vascular move will bring 'gold-standard care'

STRUCTURE: The chief executive of the Ipswich Hospital Trust has written a public letter explaining a vascular surgury configuration that will see services moved to Colchester General Hospital.

Shortlist announced for Suffolk community services tender

COMMERCIAL: Nine organisations have been shortlisted for the £43m contract to run Suffolk’s community services, it has been announced.

Suffolk community services to be more independent

STRUCTURE: Suffolk Community Healthcare will “revise” its governance arrangements after a review found it needed to be more separate from the primary care trust.