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.
WORKFORCE: South Warwickshire clinical commissioning group has appointed two lay members.
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.
The Coventry and Warwickshire health economy is seeking a sustainable future for local trusts and clinical specialties
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.
FINANCE: South Warwickshire clinical commissioning group has admitted that it did not know whether some of its local efficiency schemes were working.
WORKFORCE: Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group have appointed a chairman and three new lay members to the their governing body.
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.
PERFORMANCE: South Warwickshire Foundation Trust has blamed a rise in delayed transfers of care on a shortage of social workers.
PERFORMANCE: All three acute provider trusts in the Warwickshire area are reporting mortality rates significantly above the national average.
STRUCTURE: Commissioners in Warwickshire are consulting on plans to close children’s services at the troubled George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton.
STRUCTURE: Two clinical commissioning groups have merged to form a single organisation in north Warwickshire following advice from the NHS Commissioning Board.
PERFORMANCE: Acute providers in Warwickshire are struggling against targets for emergency admissions and ambulance handovers.
RESEARCH: A new service has been started by nurses in the West Midlands for diabetes patients with mental health problems associated with their condition.
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.
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.
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.
FINANCE: George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust is forecasting a break-even position for the end of 2011-12, £1.2m worse than planned.
FINANCE: Warwickshire PCT is lowering expectations around its efficiency saving programme, following delays in agreeing savings with providers.