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    Revealed: Management redundancies signed off by NHSI committee


    NHS Improvement’s provider leadership committee approved nine compulsory redundancies at senior level over nine months in 2016-17, documents obtained by HSJ reveal.

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    Hospital group launches review over 'higher than expected' mortality


    South Essex trusts launch mortality review to address ‘higher than expected’ rates Basildon also carries out review following ‘sustained rise’ since 2014-15 ‘nadir’ Group MD ‘not concerned’ by Basildon rise, but warns group improvement will ‘take time’ Three Essex acute trusts establishing a new

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    HSJ Local

    Merger trusts set course for 'significant' service changes


    Essex mental health trusts plan huge shake-up if merger goes ahead First year would focus on governance changes and back office cuts Trusts hope new clinical model could be in place in April 2018 Two Essex mental health trusts set to merge in April are planning a “significant” service

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    HSJ Local

    Success regime will not solve region's problems, warn senior medics


    Essex success regime proposals will not address workforce or sustainability problems, warn senior medics East of England Clinical Senate said a “bolder” plan and extended timescale is needed Success regime said it was “delighted” the senate agreed with its “direction of travel” Plans for a major

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    Trust seeks second interim chief in five months


    Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust to lose acting chief executive Clare Culpin at the end of March Ms Culpin to become managing director of Basildon and Thurrock FT Substantive chief executive David Sissling remains on extended sick leave Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust is

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    HSJ Local

    'Joint executive' team to lead three trusts revealed


    Clare Panniker finalises top team to lead Basildon, Southend and Mid Essex “group model” Team includes members from each trust and Basildon has biggest representation Team must take crucial decisions over major acute reconfiguration and A E downgrades Three Essex trusts setting up a new

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    Chief executive set to take over third trust


    Basildon trust chief executive Clare Panniker poised to take over at Southend Current chief stepping down “in recognition” of need for “single executive team” across the trusts Southend board must still sign off the appointment Ms Panniker also runs Mid Essex trust and the leadership team

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    Exclusive: STPs chosen to lead major £350m back office savings drive


    Greater Manchester, Kent, Essex and north west London to be back office merger “pathfinders” Their models will be used as blueprints for other STPs NHS Improvement says back office bill can be cut by £350m over next four years Four sustainability and transformation plan areas will spearhead

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    Fraudsters forced to pay £650k in compensation after conning trust


    Four Basildon technicians ordered by court to pay for 14,000 hours fraudulently claimed The senior operating technicians used private firm to con NHS out of over half a million pounds Final ruling follows case which has gone on for years Ringleader derided ‘Bas Vegas’ trust ‘like euphoric gamblers

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    English waits top 19 weeks – and all surgical specialties are now in breach


    Elective waits passed the 19 week mark, all surgical specialties are now breaching, and only 69 per cent of local specialties are within target. As the waiting list grows this is only going to get worse.