Observed the Nottingham University Hospitals Board this morning.
Good news included new recognition that they are among the best in the world at dealing with sepsis.
– Winter plan not in place yet;
– CCG funding arrangements of 2 portions of 6 months mitigates against sensible planning.
– Issues discussed in particular – pressure ulcers, inpatient falls, high profile cases of poor service.
– The Board perceives that breaking even is a problem; they are expected to be making a surplus.