COMMERCIAL: West Mercia clinical commissioning groups have chosen an alternative supplier of commissioning support services after plans to establish a local provider in their area were abandoned.
FINANCE: The four PCTs making up the West Mercia Cluster are on track to deliver against their financial targets to break even and hit the control total surplus agreed with NHS Midlands and the East strategic health authority cluster.
FINANCE: The PCT could be heading for a £4.6m deficit under a “pessimistic” assessment of its quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) plans.
PERFORMANCE: In September the longest median wait for admitted patients among Telford and Wrekin’s providers was 350 minutes and regularly exceeded the 205 minute standard.
WORKFORCE: A new medical director has been appointed to the West Mercia cluster of primary care trusts.
WORKFORCE: Worcestershire’s chief executive has been appointed to the top role at the West Mercia primary care trust cluster.
STRUCTURE: A single commissioning consortium is emerging in Telford and Wrekin, and is likely to become a sub committee of the primary care trust board from April.
STRUCTURE: Plans for a new community trust to take on the services provided by two primary care trusts are a step closer after receiving endorsements from the public and local organisations.
PERFORMANCE: More than 1,000 patients have been waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust.