Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
COMMERCIAL: A major outcomes based contract for adult mental health services in Oxfordshire, which was first mooted more than two years ago, has been delayed because the local provider and commissioner have still not agreed the scope of the deal.
STRUCTURE: The Cooperation and Competition Panel has approved the merger of Southern Health Foundation Trust and Oxfordshire Learning Disabilities Trust.
STRUCTURE: NHS and academic bodies have agreed to establish an “Oxford Academic Health Partnership”.
An NHS learning disability trust’s unsuccessful bid to take over the running of a similar service nearly 200 miles away led to its financial risk rating with Monitor deteriorating.
STRUCTURE: Southern Health Foundation Trust is to merge with the Ridgeway Partnership, it has been announced today.
WORKFORCE: Andrew Hall has taken over as chief executive at the Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust, also known as the Ridgeway Partnership.
PERFORMANCE: The struggling Ridgeway Partnership in Oxfordshire is set to become part of a larger foundation trust spanning two separate geographical areas, with all the bidders shortlisted to take it over based outside the county.
FINANCE: The Ridgeway Partnership reported a year to date deficit before adjustment of £858,000 at the end of October, £1.1m worse than planned.
STRUCTURE: Three foundation trusts have been shortlisted to take over the Ridgeway Partnership.
PERFORMANCE: The Buckinghamshire health system has been given an amber “performance under review” rating by the South Central strategic health authority.
The government has identified 20 trusts whose “clinical and financial stability is at risk” because of “cash-flow shortages” and legacy debt.
There have been just three expressions of interest to set up social enterprises under the Department of Health’s “right to provide” scheme, none of which have been approved.
FINANCE: Half of Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals’ workforce productivity savings for 2011-12 have been given a red risk rating.
STRUCTURE: Oxfordshire Learning Disability Trust has been working with the South Central strategic health authority to enter into a merger and acquisition process.
PERFORMANCE: A report by the Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust has described a key information governance target as “unrealistic”.
STRUCTURE: A specialist trust has abandoned plans to become a foundation trust, blaming Monitor’s assessment process for discriminating against its more commercial model.
STRUCTURE: Oxfordshire Learning Disability Trust has abandoned its foundation trust application.
STRUCTURE: The trust underwent the first of several board to board “challenges” with its strategic health authority on the road to achieving foundation trust status.