South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has warned it will need “mutual aid” from other NHS providers and is highly likely to move to the highest emergency response category, REAP level 4, if there is a no-deal Brexit in October, HSJ has learned.
PERFORMANCE: Young people with mental health problems in Kent are having to wait more than six months for a specialist assessment.
FINANCE: Only 55 per cent of planned QIPP savings of £57m were delivered in Kent and Medway to the end of January.
PERFORMANCE: Kent and Medway had 35 breaches of the mixed sex accommodation rules in January – with 20 of these at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust.
PERFORMANCE: The four hour A&E standard across Kent and Medway has fallen below 95 per cent. A report to the last meeting of the Kent and Medway PCT cluster board says it dipped below 95 per cent for year to date in mid January and was at 94.8 per cent ...
STRUCTURE: The Centre for Nursing and Healthcare Research has carried out an independent analysis of public response to the Kent and Medway Acute Mental Health Services review.
STRUCTURE: NHS Dartford Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group has been authorised by the NHS Commissioning Board – but with 22 conditions.
COMMERCIAL: NHS Kent and Medway has chosen NSL Care to operate its non-emergency patient transport service.
STRUCTURE: A consultation on the reconfiguration of mental health services across Kent is due to end on 26 October.
STRUCTURE: A new private sector care facility has been planned for an area in West Kent.
PERFORMANCE: NHS West Kent recorded four breaches of the Department of Health’s rules on mixed sex accommodation during August, according to latest data.
PERFORMANCE: Kent Community Health NHS Trust recorded no breaches of the Department of Health’s rules on mixed sex accommodation during August, according to latest data.
FINANCE: Commissioners in West Kent have already been forced to dip into contingency reserves due to excess activity by their acute providers, board papers reveal.
FINANCE: The primary care trust cluster and clinical commissioning groups in Kent and Medway are turning to contingencies to maintain a surplus.
STRUCTURE: Commissioners in Kent have set out plans to reconfigure services for mental health patients experiencing a “crisis”, after a review identified weaknesses with the current layout.
FINANCE: The Kent and Medway PCT cluster reported a £6.8m surplus at the end of June but highlighted “significant pressures” on finance.
WORKFORCE: The British Nursing Association has launched a major recruitment drive for nurses and healthcare assistants to fill temporary positions in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.
COMMERCIAL: GE Capital will provide a £11.5m leasing facility to the Kent Institute of Medicine & Surgery.
STRUCTURE: A new private tertiary care hospital that will be part owned by doctors is to be built in Kent, it has been announced.
PERFORMANCE: A mobile phone app has been launched as part of efforts to improve sexual health and reduce unplanned teenage pregnancies in Kent.