Worcestershire PCT

Worcestershire feels pressures of ageing population

The NHS in Worcestershire faces a £200m funding gap and must redesign its acute services, yet plans are facing fierce opposition from campaigners

A river in Worcester

Analysed: acute hospital services in Worcestershire under review

We look at plans to reconfigure acute services in Worcestershire, where the health economy faces a £200m financial gap.

Review team meets with Worcestershire campaigners

STRUCTURE: Senior doctors and managers leading a review of acute services in Worcestershire have met with campaigners from the Save the Alex group.

Upgrade for independent Worcestershire MRI scanner

PERFORMANCE: The Worcestershire Imaging Centre, based in Droitwich Spa, has successfully completed a £500,000 upgrade of its MRI scanner.

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.

Worcestershire's stroke performance a 'concern'

PERFORMANCE: NHS Worcestershire’s performance on a stroke target is “of concern” to NHS Midlands and East.

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.

NHS Worcs considers tendering for rehab beds

COMMERCIAL: NHS Worcestershire is conducting a market assessment of interest in providing admission prevention and rehabilitation beds.

Worcestershire launches service review

STRUCTURE: The NHS in Worcestershire is embarking on a review of health services.

PCT non-exec to lead Worcestershire HealthWatch

WORKFORCE: A non-executive director of NHS Worcestershire has been appointed as chair of the emerging local HealthWatch organisation.

Patients launch legal action as trust reviews services

PERFORMANCE: A group of almost 20 patients and relatives are planning to launch legal action against a struggling West Midlands trust, claiming their treatment was a breach of the Human Rights Act.

Worcestershire wins Staffordshire prison contract

COMMERCIAL: Worcestershire Health and Care Trust has been awarded a contract to provide offender healthcare services at a new prison in Staffordshire.

Worcestershire negotiating increase to agreed £3m surplus

FINANCE: The PCT is in negogiations with NHS West Midlands to increase its agreed year end forecast surplus of £3m.

Worcestershire acute below plan on activity

PERFORMANCE: Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust is below plan on non-elective, outpatient and accident and emergency activity at the end of the first quarter of the year.

NHS Worcestershire overspends on Continuing Care

FINANCE: NHS Worcestershire is reporting a £3.1m overspend on Continuing Care due to a growth in client numbers compared to 2010-11.

New medical director for West Mercia Cluster

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

New Worcestershire trust up and running

STRUCTURE: Worcestershire Health and Care Trust has held its inaugural board meeting.

Worcestershire PCT chair criticises 'amateurs' driving reforms

WORKFORCE: NHS Worcestershire’s chairman has written a scathing critique of the reforms, saying they are an “unholy mess” and that “amateurs” are dismantling the NHS.

GP consortium votes to end choose and book LES

STRUCTURE: An emerging GP consortia has voted to discontinue a local enhanced service agreement for choose and book .

NHS Worcestershire finance director joins West Mercia cluster

WORKFORCE: Two directors have been appointed to the new West Mercia “cluster” of primary care trusts.