Surrey PCT

Surrey PCT records low sickness absence in its last month

WORKFORCE: NHS Surrey achieved an average sickness absence rate of 3.56 per cent during its last three months of existence.

West Kent CCG records sickness absence rate of nearly 3 per cent

WORKFORCE: NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group achieved an average sickness absence rate of 2.77 per cent during March.

Surrey PCT data breach fine will pass to NHS England

PERFORMANCE: The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued NHS Surrey with a £200,000 penalty after more than 3,000 patient records were found on a second hand computer bought through an online auction site.

Former PCT chair joins Frimley Park board

WORKFORCE: Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed two new non-executive directors to its board.

More than 200 SUIs outstanding in Surrey

PERFORMANCE: More than 200 serious incidents were still under investigation in Surrey in early March – as NHS Surrey prepared to hand over to CCGs. They range from pressure ulcers to suicides and unexpected deaths.

Surrey to break even but delay pain

FINANCE: NHS Surrey is forecasting a breakeven position at the end of the month – but only by handing a £33.6m headache to clinical commissioning groups.

Surrey talking to stakeholders about respite service closure

STRUCTURE: NHS Surrey is assessing the wider impact of the closure of Beeches Bungalow, a respite service in Reigate, by leading discussions with agencies and families that have challenged the decision.

Surrey Heath CCG authorised with seven conditions

STRUCTURE: Surrey Heath Clinical Commissioning Group has been authorised but with seven conditions.

Social enterprise renews community service deal

COMMERCIAL: A new contract has begun for Central Surrey Health to continue delivering community services for the 290,000 people living in the central Surrey region.

MP sticks up for Virgin contract in Surrey

COMMERCIAL: Conservative MP for Woking Jonathan Lord claimed in a parliament debate last month that community services in part of Surrey had improved since they were taken over by Virgin.

New air ambulance site in Surrey

STRUCTURE: The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance has relocated one of its helicopters to Redhill in Surrey.

Social enterprise fund for community wellbeing

FINANCE: Social enterprise Central Surrey Health has set up a charitable fund to support community health and wellbeing projects.

Social enterprise successful in contract retender

A high profile social enterprise scheme has won a £113m contract to continue providing community services across Mid Surrey.

Living rooms turning into virtual wards to cut admissions

STRUCTURE: Living rooms in Surrey are becoming hospital wards in a scheme that aims to cut admissions.

Surrey PCT identifies key risks during transition

STRUCTURE: NHS Surrey has identified a list of 14 “key risks and issues” it faces in the transition of commissioning responsibility to clinical commissioning groups.

QIPP risk grows for Surrey commissioners

FINANCE: NHS Surrey was reporting further slippage against quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) targets in August.

ESyDoc CCG appoints 'patient member' as interim accountable officer

STRUCTURE: NHS East Surrey CCG - which has said it will be known locally as ESyDoc - has appointed Elaine Jackson, who has been a patient lay member on its board, as interim chief officer.

Former police chief to chair Surrey CCG

STRUCTURE: Former police chief constable Sir Edward Crew is set to chair a clinical commissioning group in Surrey.

Major improvement for Surrey on mixed sex target

PERFORMANCE: NHS Surrey recorded two breaches of the Department of Health’s rules on mixed sex accommodation during August, according to latest data.

Chinese ‘mandarins’ visit Central Surrey Health

STRUCTURE: A top Beijing official and 12 regional Chinese government directors visited Leatherhead Hospital at the end of August in order to learn about social enterprise schemes.