Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust

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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.


Controversial £175m Oxfordshire outcomes based contract delayed

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.

Southern Health takeover of Ridgeway Partnership approved

STRUCTURE: The Cooperation and Competition Panel has approved the merger of Southern Health Foundation Trust and Oxfordshire Learning Disabilities Trust.

Oxfordshire NHS and academic bodies form partnership

STRUCTURE: NHS and academic bodies have agreed to establish an “Oxford Academic Health Partnership”.

Trust's bid to run disability services 200 miles away damaged risk rating

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.

Southern Health to merge with Ridgeway Partnership

STRUCTURE: Southern Health Foundation Trust is to merge with the Ridgeway Partnership, it has been announced today.

New chief executive for Ridgeway Partnernship

WORKFORCE: Andrew Hall has taken over as chief executive at the Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust, also known as the Ridgeway Partnership.

Ridgeway to be taken over by non-neighbouring FT

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.

Ridgeway partnership has lowest financial risk rating

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.

Three FTs shortlisted to take over Ridgeway Partnership

STRUCTURE: Three foundation trusts have been shortlisted to take over the Ridgeway Partnership.

SHA identifies concerns over finance and performance in Oxfordshire and Bucks

PERFORMANCE: The Buckinghamshire health system has been given an amber “performance under review” rating by the South Central strategic health authority.

Health secretary Andrew Lansley

Lansley identifies 20 'unsustainable' trusts

The government has identified 20 trusts whose “clinical and financial stability is at risk” because of “cash-flow shortages” and legacy debt.

Drop in admission rates hailed as possible CCG success

DH social enterprise scheme draws just three bids

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.

Oxford Radcliffe productivity CIP savings at risk

FINANCE: Half of Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals’ workforce productivity savings for 2011-12 have been given a red risk rating.

Oxfordshire learning disability trust plans merger

STRUCTURE: Oxfordshire Learning Disability Trust has been working with the South Central strategic health authority to enter into a merger and acquisition process.

Information governance target 'unrealistic', says Oxfordshire trust

PERFORMANCE: A report by the Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust has described a key information governance target as “unrealistic”.

Specialist trust says Monitor process leaves 'no room for growth'

STRUCTURE: A specialist trust has abandoned plans to become a foundation trust, blaming Monitor’s assessment process for discriminating against its more commercial model.

Oxford Learning Disability Trust shelves foundation trust application

STRUCTURE: Oxfordshire Learning Disability Trust has abandoned its foundation trust application.

Oxfordshire Learning Disability Trust on the road to becoming an FT

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.

Oxfordshire Learning Disability Trust behind on surplus plans

FINANCE: Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust is predicting a year end surplus more than 65 per cent less than plan.