Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT

Kernow CCG due diligence discovers wrongly transferred assets

STRUCTURE: Medical equipment and 35 IT servers were wrongly transferred from Cornwall Primary Care Trust to Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, a due diligence process has discovered.

Monitor findings stand on Cornwall competition complaint

COMMERCIAL: Monitor has upheld its ruling that Cornwall primary care trust should have been more transparent in its commissioning of learning disability services.

Monitor highlights Cornwall PCT 'lack of transparency'

COMMERCIAL: Monitor has provisionally rejected a private sector provider’s complaint that a south west primary care trust breached competition rules - but criticised the commissioner’s lack of transparency.

Serco out-of-hours fell 'unacceptably short'

PERFORMANCE: Cornwall’s Serco run out-of-hours service fell “unacceptably short” of essential standards of quality and safety, the chair of the public accounts committee has said.

Royal Cornwall's response to concerns 'less than adequate'

PERFORMANCE: Failure to respond properly to concerns raised by staff at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust allowed a potentially unsafe doctor to continue to operate for more than ten years, a report has found.

New job for Peninsula Community chief

WORKFORCE: Peninsula Community Health chief executive Kevin Baber is to join Plymouth Hospitals Trust as chief operating officer.

Kernow CCG approved in first wave

STRUCTURE: Kernow clinical commissioning group has been authorised with just three conditions in the first wave of CCGs to be approved by the NHS Commissioning Board.

NHS Cornwall may have acted anti-competitively

COMMERCIAL: The Co-operation and Competition Panel has found NHS Cornwall may have broken rules on competition and choice in arranging inpatient care for patients with learning disabilities.

Cornwall QIPP plans 'remain a risk'

FINANCE: NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly’s QIPP plan has been rated amber overall, despite all of its initiatives being given a green rating by NHS South of England.

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Provider sparks probe into placement claim

COMMERCIAL: A primary care trust is refusing to fund placements at a privately run facility for patients with learning disabilities because of its proximity to the site of a scandal-hit NHS hospital, it has been claimed.

Kernow CCG makes board appointments

WORKFORCE: Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed two new executive directors as well as four non-executive directors.


Analysed: a new model of hospital care in Cornwall

A pilot urgent care model for Cornwall has fired the enthusiasm of providers while raising questions including start-up funding

Royal Cornwall above average for coding errors

FINANCE: An Audit Commission review of coding at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust found the trust had slightly below average accuracy.

Vascular services under review in the peninsula

STRUCTURE: A review of vascular services that could lead to reconfiguration of services in Devon and Cornwall is almost complete.

New X-Ray machine for Isles of Scilly

STRUCTURE: Peninsula Community Health has installed a new x-ray machine at St Mary’s Hospital on the Isles of Scilly that means residents will no longer have to visit the mainland for an x-ray.

Royal Cornwall issued with contract notice

PERFORMANCE: NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly has issued a contract notice to Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust for poor performance against the four hour accident and emergency target in in April and May.

Commissioning board local director to take up acute chief exec post

WORKFORCE: An experienced primary care trust chief executive who was named a local area team director on the NHS Commissioning Board less than three weeks ago is now to take up a post as a hospital chief executive.

Public pressure led to PCT inspection, MP claims

PERFORMANCE: Pressure from patients and politicians helped to create a review of the out-of-hours medical service offered to people in Cornwall, according to an MP.

Royal Cornwall fined £130,000

FINANCE: Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has been fined £46,000 for breaches of rules on mixed sex accommodation and £85,525 for ambulance handover times longer than 15 minutes.

Cornwall ordered to pay £70,000 CHC costs

FINANCE: NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly has been found liable for almost £70,000 of Continuing Healthcare Funding for care of a patient dating back to 2006.