Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust

Clinical waste

Trusts move clinical waste contracts to new provider after stockpiling scandal

Fifteen NHS trusts have transferred their clinical waste management contracts to another provider, after it emerged a key supplier to the NHS was stockpiling human body parts and other dangerous waste.

Emergency workforce

Tackling the four hour A&E target with a whole system approach

In May 2018 the care of 98.4 per cent of patients arriving at the A&E department of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Foundation Trust was completed within four hours. Claire Read explores the factors driving this success

Cambridge

Troubled STP appoints trust chief to lead role

A Shelford Group trust chief executive has been appointed interim lead of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, HSJ has learned.

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Major acute trust appoints new chief

North West Anglia Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive following the retirement of Stephen Graves.

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Senior chief of major acute trust to retire

North West Anglia Foundation Trust chief executive Stephen Graves is to retire, with interviews for his replacement taking place this week.

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Exclusive: Scathing review says CCG’s problems are among worst ever seen

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group’s “deeply concerning” problems “are among the broadest and deepest set of issues facing any CCG we have worked with”, according to a highly critical external review.

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Community services – the glue in the system

Georgia Butterworth argues that we need to recognise and build on the massive untapped opportunities presented by strengthening community services

Cambridge

Trust sells two sites to housing quango in £20m deal

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust has completed a £20m sale of two of its sites to a housing quango, which plans to build 326 new homes on the land.

Hospital beds

Controversial ‘CareBnB’ firm returns to launch new trial

The company developing a controversial “Airbnb for social care” model allowing homeowners to rent spare rooms to recuperating hospital patients is bidding to launch a new trial in Cambridge.

Pill box

Exclusive: NHS England abandoned 'forward view' for community services

NHS England has abandoned plans to create a “forward view” for community services, despite arguing that sustainability and transformation partnerships need one to achieve their full potential, HSJ has learned.

Pathology

Errors revealed at NHS-private pathology venture

Errors at a north London pathology laboratory saw blood samples mislabelled and patients had to give second samples after delays in getting test results, a document released under the Freedom of Information Act reveals.

Cambridge

CCG rows back on service closures following local backlash

Three Cambridgeshire minor injuries units threatened with closure could be reprieved and even expanded, following public outcry about the potential service downgrades.

Cambridge

CCG may be ordered to break into reserves as finances deteriorate

The financial position of one of the NHS’s largest clinical commissioning groups has deteriorated sharply, prompting its control total to be revised from a £3m deficit to a £17.4m deficit for 2016-17.

Older people's services

MPs: Services 'likely to suffer' after UnitingCare contract collapse

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has been told by MPs to “come clean” about the potential damage to services caused by the collapse of a £750m contract.

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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CCG and advisers accuse each other over £750m contract collapse

A review of the £750m UnitingCare Partnership contract debacle has laid bare the disjointed process undertaken by Cambridgeshire commissioners and its advisers, and the rows over who was to blame.

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What's new in care models: Vanguard seeks Far East joint venture partner

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View

Cambridge

Trust chiefs deny 'low-balling' bid before major contract collapse

NHS trusts involved in the UnitingCare debacle have denied making a deliberately unrealistic, low bid to win the £750m contract, amid an escalating row with another provider about why the deal had collapsed.

Simon Stevens

New rules to follow £750m contract debacle and Brexit

System leaders are drawing up new rules for NHS bodies tendering large contracts in response to the disastrous collapse of a £750m deal last year, Simon Stevens has told MPs.

Barts

Analysis: The biggest providers of specialised services

Barts Health Trust had the largest increase in its specialised services income in the country last year, according to HSJ analysis.