South Gloucestershire PCT

South Gloucs CCG reveals underfunding

FINANCE: South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group is underfunded by more than 8 per cent in 2013-14, board papers claim.

Avon cancer network winding up

STRUCTURE: The Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Service Network has stopped providing monthly performance reports to primary care trusts but is unable to release funding back to the PCT to carry on the work.

Bristol CCGs plan new urology service

COMMERCIAL: The contract for community urology services in Bristol is to be extended on a three month rolling basis while commissioniners finalise plans for a cluster wide service.

Bristol Community Health wins out-of-area contract

COMMERCIAL: Bristol Community Health has won a contract to provide continuing healthcare and funded nurses in South Gloucestershire.

Long waits for tests at University Hospitals Bristol

PERFORMANCE: Commissioners have issued University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust with a contract query in relation to continued failure of waiting time standards for diagnostic tests.

Commisioners raise issue over South Bristol Urgent Care Centre

PERFORMANCE: Commissioners have formally raised issues with below planned activity in some services run by Bristol Community Health via a “quality letter”.

Bristol cluster amber on three QIPP plans

FINANCE: The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster has been rated amber on three of its five QIPP initiatives for the second quarter of 201-13.

Bristol children's services contract set to be extended

COMMERCIAL: NHS Bristol and NHS South Gloucestershire have agreed to ask North Bristol Trust to extend their contract for provding children’s services fro two years.

Bristol cluster finance director leaves post

WORKFORCE: The finance director of the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster has left.


Analysed: A&E performance in Bristol

This HSJ Local Briefing looks at how to reverse a decline in performance at Bristol’s A&E departments.

North Bristol outsources work to bring waiting list under control

COMMERCIAL: North Bristol Trust is outsourcing £1.6m of surgical work in order to meet performance on the 18-week referral to treatment target.

NHS South Gloucestershire pilots reablement with partners

STUCTURE: NHS South Gloucestershire is working with South Gloucestershire Council and local older people’s charity Brunelcare to pilot a new reablement service.

North Bristol fails stroke target

PERFORMANCE: Just 74.2 per cent of stroke patients at North Bristol Trust spent 90 per cent of their time on a stroke unit in April against a target of 80 per cent.

Bristol cluster awards OoH contract

COMMERCIAL: The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster has awarded the contract for GP out of hours service to Brisdoc.

South west CSS managing director appointed

WORKFORCE: NHS Somerset’s former director of commissioning Jan Hull has been appointed managing director of the Best West Commissioning Support Service.

South Glos social enterprise reduces admissions

PERFORMANCE: The restructuring of South Gloucestershire Community Health Services during 2011-12 helped to prevent 1,189 hospital admissions, a report to the board of NHS South Gloucestershire said.

Bristol cluster gets £1m research funding boost

RESEARCH: The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire primary care trust cluster has been awarded almost £1m to support clinical research.

Clifton bridge Bristol

Bristol acutes consider merger

STRUCTURE: University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust and North Bristol Trust have set up a project board to consider whether the two organisations should merge to create an organisation with a turnover close to £1bn.

£550m of non-acute services to be put out to tender

Non-acute services potentially worth up to £555m over three years are being put out to tender by primary care trusts in Bristol and Gloucestershire.

Bristol and Gloucestershire Briefing

Analysed: procurement of non-acute services in Bristol and Gloucestershire

HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of the key issues facing the NHS’s major health economies. This week: procurement of non-acute services in Bristol and Gloucestershire.