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STP appoints third leader in two years

Tom Cahill, chief executive of Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust, has stepped down as leader of his regional STP after 15 months in the post.

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Significant savings from mental and physical health integration pioneers

Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.

Basildon Hospital

Hospital group launches review over 'higher than expected' mortality

Three Essex acute trusts establishing a new “group” model to run their hospitals have launched a mortality review in a bid to address “higher than expected” ratios and “sustained” rises across its sites, HSJ has learned.

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Special measures trust appoints successor to Phil Morley

Troubled Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust has appointed a successor to its controversial outgoing chief executive Phil Morley.

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Trust in special measures after safety and leadership failings

The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust, which has long struggled against key performance targets, has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission and placed in special measures.

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Primary care fund could be reduced by £300m, say commissioners

Commissioners have raised concerns that the £900m estates and technology transformation fund for primary care may be reduced by almost £300m.

Basildon Hospital

Revealed: Funding for each success regime area

NHS England has allocated just over £20m to the three areas in the national success regime programme to date, HSJ can reveal.

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Hospital shuts beds after CQC raises staffing ratio concerns

PERFORMANCE: Southend University Hospital Foundation Trust has been forced into significant bed closures after inspectors raised concerns about staff ratios and its stroke services, HSJ has learned.

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No plan to shut hospitals in Essex success regime

No hospitals will be closed across mid and south Essex as a result of the success regime, one of the system’s leaders has said.

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‘Good Christmas’ for NHS hospitals but some trusts still struggle

Reports of “serious operational problems” at acute hospitals more than halved over the Christmas period compared to the previous year, according to national data.

Basildon Hospital

Search for Essex success regime leader relaunched

System leaders have launched a second attempt to recruit a permanent chair for the Essex success regime, which has been scaled down to focus on just the middle and south of the county.

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Exclusive: GP groups cover most of England but ‘lack ambition and priorities’

Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.

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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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David Fish to head up Essex success regime

UCLPartners managing director Sir David Fish has been appointed to chair “a system leaders oversight group” to develop a delivery plan for the Essex success regime, HSJ has learned.

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HSJ annual lecture: Hunt defends plan for 'Ofsted style ratings' of CCGs

A commissioning chief and GP leader have criticised Jeremy Hunt’s plan to introduce Ofsted style ratings for clinical commissioning group performance in a range of clinical areas.

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Staff petition for chief executive to remain in post

WORKFORCE: More than 300 staff at East of England Ambulance Service have signed a petition to the health secretary calling for its departing chief executive to remain in his position.

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End Game: Bar humbug at HSJ’s Confed drinks

Tough times call for tough measures

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End Game: BMA's political golf is below par

The NHS isn’t a political ball to throw around

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Exclusive: District general hospital gives up standalone FT bid

A district general hospital has become the latest organisation to abandon plans to become a standalone foundation trust.