FINANCE: Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust has identified a risk of non-payment for activity of £1.5m.
FINANCE: Six out of seven of Swindon primary care trust cluster’s QIPP workstreams were rated amber by NHS South of England in September.
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.
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.
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.
STRUCTURE: Talks are already under way to further expand the NHS commissioning support service already stretching from Berkshire to Gloucestershire.
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”.
FINANCE: NHS Swindon is forecasting an overspend on its contract with the private provider BMI.
FINANCE: NHS Swindon is at “significant” risk of failing to achieve its planned £2.9m surplus.
FINANCE: NHS Swindon is developing £4m of additional savings plans after it used up all its contingency reserves by halfway through the financial year.
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.
STRUCTURE: A scheme aimed at reducing accident and emergency attendances is causing “confusion and complaints” among patients, according to primary care trust board papers.
FINANCE: NHS Swindon’s individual funding request panel approved three out of 21 cases considered in the first three months of 2011.
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.
STRUCTURE: A new agreement has been drawn up for the South West Specialised Commisioning Group (SWSCG) in light of primary care trust clustering arrangements.
WORKFORCE: NHS Gloucestershire chief executive Jan Stubbings has been appointed to lead a cluster of two PCTs.
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.
STRUCTURE: Consortium commissioning is at an early stage of development in Swindon, with no “specific structure or constitution for consortia”.
WORKFORCE: Staff numbers at NHS Swindon fell by 14 per cent between April and December last year.