Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

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Trusts battle to take over neighbouring provider

An acute trust and a mental health provider in the West Midlands will compete to take over a neighbouring community trust after both were shortlisted as preferred bidders to run the struggling provider.

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Roundtable: Education holds the key to better wound care

Our latest roundtable brought together experts to explore how to redress the lack of attention and resources devoted to wound care in the NHS

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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.


Shropshire GPs have ‘no capacity’ to take on rural urgent care work

RECONFIGURATION: GP leaders in Shropshire have raised fears that a proposed reorganisation of emergency care in the region would see an increase in GP workloads for which they say there is no more capacity.

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Integration: Happening quietly in a place near you

Local approach offers tangible benefits


CCGs widen access to IVF treatment

FINANCE: Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin clinical commissioning groups will increase the age at which women can be eligible to NHS funded IVF treatment from 37-and-a-half to 40.


Leadership inquiry: Watch this space

Panel debate the challenges for developing leaders


CCG blames NHS Shared Business Services for missing financial target

FINANCE: Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group has blamed NHS Shared Business Services for an error which caused the CCG to fail to meet its cash balance target in June, according to board documents.

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Community nurse staffing to be monitored

WORKFORCE: Shropshire Community Health Trust will begin monitoring staffing levels among community nurses each month from April.

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HSJ Live 21.03.2014: CQC trialling appeals process for quality ratings

CQC trialling a new appeals process that will allow providers to challenge their rating, plus the rest of today’s news and comment

West Mercia CCGs choose new support providers

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.

West Mercia PCTs meet cash targets

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.

Go ahead for £35m Shropshire reconfiguration

Go ahead for £35m Shropshire reconfiguration

Major changes to acute services in Shropshire have been given the green-light, paving the way for a £35m reconfiguration across the county’s two hospitals.

Shropshire Healthwatch consultation

STRUCTURE: Shropshire Council has launched a consultation on plans to set up its local Healthwatch.

Shropshire reconfiguration plans finalised

STRUCTURE: The full business case for reconfiguring acute services in Shropshire has been published ahead of final decisions by commissioners and the West Midlands strategic health authority.

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.

Telford and Wrekin could be heading for deficit

FINANCE: The PCT could be heading for a £4.6m deficit under a “pessimistic” assessment of its quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) plans.

Emergency waits regularly exceed target at Telford and Wrekin

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.

Shrewsbury and Telford reconfiguration gets PCT approval

STRUCTURE: NHS Shropshire County has approved the outline business case for an acute service reconfiguration.

New medical director for West Mercia Cluster

WORKFORCE: A new medical director has been appointed to the West Mercia cluster of primary care trusts.