Swindon PCT

Activity well above plan at Great Western

FINANCE: Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust has identified a risk of non-payment for activity of £1.5m.

Lack of capacity blamed for poor reporting on Swindon QIPP plans

FINANCE: Six out of seven of Swindon primary care trust cluster’s QIPP workstreams were rated amber by NHS South of England in September.

Swindon vaccine success

PERFORMANCE: NHS Swindon had the third highest uptake of the human papilloma virus vaccine among year 8 pupils in the whole country during 2010-11.

Cluster fears NHS 111 could create significant cost pressure

FINANCE: The introduction of the new non-emergency NHS 111 phone number in Gloucestershire and Swindon could lead to a recurring cost pressure on commissioners of £744,000 by the fifth year of the contract.

'All staff' in Berkshire cluster to transfer to new bodies

WORKFORCE: All primary care trust staff not moving to the NHS Commissioning Board, clinical commissioning groups or local government will go to the commissioning support service, one group of PCT clusters has said.

Wiltshire cluster services to merge with Berkshire/Gloucestershire CSS

STRUCTURE: Talks are already under way to further expand the NHS commissioning support service already stretching from Berkshire to Gloucestershire.

Three clusters advertise for commissioning support MD

STRUCTURE: An NHS commissioning support service has advertised for a managing director “with commercial experience” and the “necessary commercial acumen to effectively grow the business”.

Rise in 'digestive procedures' prompts overspend on private contract

FINANCE: NHS Swindon is forecasting an overspend on its contract with the private provider BMI.

NHS Swindon challenges GWH on overperformance

FINANCE: NHS Swindon is at “significant” risk of failing to achieve its planned £2.9m surplus.

Swindon PCT looking for extra savings

FINANCE: NHS Swindon is developing £4m of additional savings plans after it used up all its contingency reserves by halfway through the financial year.

Gloucestershire cluster sets out AQP choices

COMMERCIAL: The NHS in Swindon and Gloucestershire has identified three services to be opened up to any qualified provider - endoscopy, increased direct access to diagnostic scans and wheelchair services.

Patients left confused by Swindon A&E scheme

STRUCTURE: A scheme aimed at reducing accident and emergency attendances is causing “confusion and complaints” among patients, according to primary care trust board papers.

NHS Swindon turns down requests for cosmetic surgery

FINANCE: NHS Swindon’s individual funding request panel approved three out of 21 cases considered in the first three months of 2011.

NHS Swindon misses radiotherapy target by 20 per cent

PERFORMANCE: NHS Swindon missed the target that 94 per cent of patients receiving radiotherapy after treatment should do so within 31 days, by almost 20 percentage points during 2010-11.

South West clusters draw up new specialised commissioning agreement

STRUCTURE: A new agreement has been drawn up for the South West Specialised Commisioning Group (SWSCG) in light of primary care trust clustering arrangements.

NHS Gloucestershire chief executive to lead cluster

WORKFORCE: NHS Gloucestershire chief executive Jan Stubbings has been appointed to lead a cluster of two PCTs.

NHS Swindon to miss chlamydia screening target

PERFORMANCE: Less than 8 per cent of young people in the NHS Swindon area have been tested for chlamydia against a target of 35 per cent.

Swindon PCT commissioning development at early stage

STRUCTURE: Consortium commissioning is at an early stage of development in Swindon, with no “specific structure or constitution for consortia”.

NHS Swindon sheds more than 100 staff

WORKFORCE: Staff numbers at NHS Swindon fell by 14 per cent between April and December last year.

Dispute with PCTs puts Great Western Hospitals' surplus at risk

FINANCE: Great Western Hospitals FT has disputed the amount offered by its local PCTs for activity above contract.