Making staff “bothered” about the four hour metric and recognising it was a “quality standard not a performance target” was the main driver behind a struggling hospital’s accident and emergency performance recovery, a senior trust chief has told HSJ.
Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.
An NHS hospital trust in special measures for the last four years – longer than any other provider – has finally made sufficient improvement to be lifted out of the regime.
A general hospital’s oncology department has been hit by three senior resignations which have halved its consultant resource – creating “significant risk and [exposing] the fragility of the service model”.
Police have launched an investigation into a number of inpatient deaths at an acute mental health unit, it has emerged this afternoon.
Essex’s new mental health provider trust must deliver £43m of savings over the next five years to hit its business plan agreed with regulators, the trust’s interim chief executive has told HSJ.
South Essex Partnership University and North Essex Partnership University foundation trusts have had their long awaited merger approved.
Two Essex mental health trusts set to merge in April are planning a “significant” service reconfiguration, a report by the trusts revealed.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
The Suffolk and north east Essex sustainability and transformation plan footprint is searching for an independent chair with just days to go until the submission deadline for the high profile plans, HSJ has learned.
Two Essex mental health trusts are aiming to merge by April under a new name, according to board papers.
Hundreds of patients are waiting more than two weeks to have vital assessments for psychosis treatment, HSJ analysis has revealed.
Papers released by the Department of Health show trusts have borrowed hundreds of millions of pounds to pay suppliers, make redundancies and increase bed capacity.
Plans for three Essex trusts with combined revenues of around £850m to establish a “single leadership” team and run their hospitals as a “network” are being investigated by system leaders, HSJ has learned.
PERFORMANCE: South Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust could see its income fall below £200m within four years, according to a review of Essex’s mental health services.
North Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust chief executive Andrew Geldard has resigned.
Clinicians in Essex are worried about commissioners’ plans to send patients previously referred to secondary mental health professionals to a less specialised service, the chief executive of one of the trusts involved has told HSJ.
STRUCTURE: Two mental health trusts are considering a merger against the backdrop of commissioners who plan to de-fund secondary community services for ‘most’ mental health conditions.