STRUCTURE: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has begun integration of corporate services between the acute trust and community services which it has taken on; and is commencing a review of clinical services across the two.

Chief executive Andrew Cash told a board meeting the integration of community corporate services with existing services had commenced on 7 June 2011 with a 30 day consultation of proposals with staff organisations and individual staff. The process of integrating corporate services was scheduled for completion by October 2011.

A clinical services review has also commenced with a joint planning workshop held on 7 June to discuss the organisation of clinical services and how best to achieve the maximum improvement of clinical outcomes, patient experience and value for money.

There is an intention to hire a clinical director for the Community Services Care Group by October.