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    HSJ Local

    Exclusive: Non-execs resign after citing lack of scrutiny for 'hospital group' board


    Two non-executive directors resigned after raising concerns around the governance of an NHS hospital trust involved in a new ‘group model’, HSJ has learned.

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    Local leaders row back on A&E downgrade plans


    NHS leaders in Essex have dropped plans for a “blanket” redirection of all blue light ambulances from two of the area’s hospitals to Basildon following a backlash from residents and clinicians.

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    Richards: Good leaders and staff engagement improve care despite pay restraint


    Professor Sir Mike Richards says staff must be “properly rewarded” Sir Mike says CQC report proves “cultural change” can happen quickly if trusts listen to staff Some trusts “undoubtedly” need capital investment but finances and quality can improve under good leadership, he says Sir Mike Richards

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    Election candidate calls for minor injuries unit closure and land sale


    Conservative candidate calls for MIU to be closed and land sold off Jackie Doyle-Price said new facilities would need to be put in place before any closure Move would be controversial in area already set to consult on major A E restructure A Conservative election candidate in Essex has said

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    Cancer services hit by raft of senior resignations


    Three senior oncology resignations create ‘significant risk’ at Mid Essex The three Essex acute trusts launch wider review of cancer provision across their health economy Trust has ‘stabilised’ service in ‘the short term with agency locums’ A general hospital’s oncology department has been hit by

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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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    Cyber attack disruption will drag into sixth day


    At least five trusts cancelled some appointments on Tuesday One said it was cancelling activity on Wednesday Many are still in the process of recovering IT systems Many of the trusts most severely disrupted by Friday’s cyber attack are expecting to resume most patient services on Wednesday, but

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    Operations and services disrupted as cyber attack fallout persists


    Patients warned of further disruption and cancellations as group of large providers grapple with cyber attack fallout Jeremy Hunt says it is  “encouraging” that there had not yet been a “second spike” of attacks Government’s COBRA committee meeting on Monday evening to discuss further action

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    Revealed: The seven hospitals struggling to recover from ransomware attack


    Seven trusts receiving national support following cyber attack are named Security experts warn it is likely there will be more organisations affected at ‘significant scale’ Concerns focused on primary care   The seven hospitals which are receiving special support from national organisations in the