PERFORMANCE NHS Suffolk has missed two cancer target in the last quarter of 2012, according to board papers.
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.
WORKFORCE: Private healthcare firm Serco has announced proposals to cut 137 jobs at Suffolk Community Healthcare a month after taking over its management.
WORKFORCE: Practice nursing is facing a future workforce crisis in the East of England, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
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.
STRUCTURE: A health centre in Haverhill is to close in July - earlier than expected.
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.
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”.
WORKFORCE: A clinician who has helped to improve health services in Ethiopia is facing a new challenge in Suffolk.
COMMERCIAL: Harmoni has been named as preferred bidder for the NHS 111 service in Suffolk.
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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.
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.
STRUCTURE: NHS Suffolk is not expecting to select bidders to provide its community services until the new year.
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.
WORKFORCE: Chairs have been appointed for the five primary care trust clusters that now commission NHS healthcare in the East of England region.
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.
COMMERCIAL: Nine organisations have been shortlisted for the £43m contract to run Suffolk’s community services, it has been announced.
STRUCTURE: Suffolk Community Healthcare will “revise” its governance arrangements after a review found it needed to be more separate from the primary care trust.