Warwickshire PCT

Warwickshire 40 per cent behind QIPP target

FINANCE: Efficiency schemes fell 40 per cent short of target in the Warwickshire Primary Care Trust area over the first six months of 2012-13.

South Warwickshire CCG appoints lay members

WORKFORCE: South Warwickshire clinical commissioning group has appointed two lay members.

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George Eliot expected to lose more services

STRUCTURE: Health leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire widely expect services to be removed from George Eliot Hospital Trust regardless of whether or not it enters a into a partnership with an NHS or private organisation it has emerged.

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Analysed: The sustainability of acute services in Coventry and Warwickshire

The Coventry and Warwickshire health economy is seeking a sustainable future for local trusts and clinical specialties

Warwickshire under delivers on QIPP amid 'paucity' of information

FINANCE: Warwickshire primary care trust has reported a £2.4m under-delivery on quality, innovation, productivity and prevention schemes in the first four months of 2012-13.

South Warwickshire CCG loses grip on QIPP

FINANCE: South Warwickshire clinical commissioning group has admitted that it did not know whether some of its local efficiency schemes were working.

Coventry and Rugby CCG appoints new members

WORKFORCE: Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group have appointed a chairman and three new lay members to the their governing body.

South Warwickshire TIA performance crashes

PERFORMANCE: The proportion of high risk South Warwickshire “mini stroke” patients assessed and treated within 24 hours stood at just 39 per cent in May, following a service reconfiguration.

Delayed transfers rises at two Warwickshire trusts

PERFORMANCE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has blamed a rise in delayed transfers of care on a shortage of social workers.

Coventry and Warwickshire acute trusts all above average on death rates

PERFORMANCE: All three acute provider trusts in the Warwickshire area are reporting mortality rates significantly above the national average.

Arden commissioners plan to axe children's services at George Eliot

STRUCTURE: Commissioners in Warwickshire are consulting on plans to close children’s services at the troubled George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton.

Warwickshire CCGs merge

STRUCTURE: Two clinical commissioning groups have merged to form a single organisation in north Warwickshire following advice from the NHS Commissioning Board.

Warwickshire hospitals struggle on ambulance handover

PERFORMANCE: Acute providers in Warwickshire are struggling against targets for emergency admissions and ambulance handovers.

Warwickshire nurses create 'diabetes listener' service

RESEARCH: A new service has been started by nurses in the West Midlands for diabetes patients with mental health problems associated with their condition.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals agrees deal with commissioners

FINANCE: The renegotiating of contracts with commissioners has seen Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust report an in month surplus of £199,000 at the end of January, reducing the year to date deficit to £781,000.

South Warwickshire FT concerned over demand management

FINANCE: The chief executive of South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust has criticised a draft local “system plan” for assuming providers will deliver services for below tariff prices.

Arden cluster considers provider bailouts as surplus grows

FINANCE: The Arden primary care trust cluster is reporting almost double the planned level of surplus for the year to date, but has held talks with providers over possible bail outs after identifying a “high degree of financial pressure” in the local health economy.

George Eliot £1.2m behind finance plan

FINANCE: George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is forecasting a break-even position for the end of 2011-12, £1.2m worse than planned.

'Complexities' hold up Warwickshire QIPP plan

FINANCE: Warwickshire PCT is lowering expectations around its efficiency saving programme, following delays in agreeing savings with providers.

Warwickshire PCT overspends on acute contracts

FINANCE: Warwickshire primary care trust is over-spending on its acute contracts amid “exceptionally high” emergency activity.