North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Police close corporate manslaughter probe into trust

A mental health trust will not face charges of corporate manslaughter, the police have said following a probe into the deaths of 25 patients.

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Trust spend on compulsory redundancies rises by 8pc

Trust spend on compulsory redundancies increased by 8 per cent — or £3.3m — last year, analysis reveals.

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Hospital hit A&E target by 'making staff bothered', says CEO

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.

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70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention

Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.

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Teaching trust to exit special measures after four years

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.

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Cancer services hit by raft of senior resignations

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”.

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Inquest prompts police probe into inpatient deaths

Police have launched an investigation into a number of inpatient deaths at an acute mental health unit, it has emerged this afternoon.

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New merger trust sets out five year savings plan

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.

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Trust merger confirmed to go live next month

South Essex Partnership University and North Essex Partnership University foundation trusts have had their long awaited merger approved.

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Merger trusts set course for 'significant' service changes

Two Essex mental health trusts set to merge in April are planning a “significant” service reconfiguration, a report by the trusts revealed.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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STP to appoint new chair

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.

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South East trusts target April merger

Two Essex mental health trusts are aiming to merge by April under a new name, according to board papers.

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Hundreds left waiting for vital mental health assessments

Hundreds of patients are waiting more than two weeks to have vital assessments for psychosis treatment, HSJ analysis has revealed.

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Revealed: Trusts borrow millions to pay for redundancies and beds

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.

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Three trusts could set up 'single leadership' team

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.

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Essex merger candidate faces £126m income drop

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.

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Chief executive of trust in merger talks resigns

North Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust chief executive Andrew Geldard has resigned.

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Clinicians raise concerns over IAPT as trusts set out merger drivers

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.

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Essex mental health trusts consider merger

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.