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‘Mac the Knife’ to lead STP and five CCGs

A well-known NHS figure will take over as interim accountable officer of five clinical commissioning groups next month, after they were “unable” to recruit someone substantively.

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Region ‘working to 40-week target’ for treatment

A group of NHS organisations have said they are “working to referral to treatment time targets of 40 weeks instead of 18 weeks”, in board papers which they are now indicating are misleading.

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Challenged STP drafts in reformer to develop hospital plan

A senior clinician who led the development of plans for a major acute reconfiguration in Essex has been seconded to the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership as its “independent medical director”, HSJ has learned.

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CCGs seek single exec after letter from regional director

The five mid and south Essex clinical commissioning groups have set out plans for a single accountable officer and executive team by April 2020.

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CCG raises concerns over controversial patient records system

Commissioners have raised concerns about a hospital trust which has failed to report basic waiting time data for almost two years after it went live with a controversial government-subsidised patient records system.

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Two execs step down as mega-merger trusts rebrand

Two members of the board overseeing the merger of three are stepping down from their leadership positions.

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New chair appointed for troubled trust

System leaders have appointed a new interim chair for the troubled East of England Ambulance Service Trust.

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The CCGs with the most procurement challenges revealed

HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black. This week by correspondent Nick Carding.

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Chair of challenged STP to stand down

The independent chair of the Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership will stand down later this year.

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Exclusive: Long-serving trust chief exec steps down

One of the NHS’ longest-serving chief executives is stepping down after 10 years of leading a trust.

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Three trust mega-merger delayed by a year

The planned merger of three Essex hospital trusts has been pushed back a year, board papers published this month have revealed.

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Major reconfiguration could be referred to Hancock

A major reconfiguration of services faces referral to the health and social care secretary by a local council, putting £118m of transformation funding at risk.

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Major reconfiguration given green light by commissioners

Mid and South Essex commissioners have approved a controversial acute reorganisation, which will involve major changes to where and how emergency, specialist and elective services across the patch.

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Success regime records huge delayed discharges cut

Mid and South Essex sustainability and transformation partnership, a success regime area which covers one of England’s most pressured health economies, cut its delayed discharges by two thirds in a year, its chair has revealed.

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Concerns raised over stroke reconfiguration transfer plans

Senior clinicians and local campaigners have raised safety concerns over plans for a major reconfiguration of stroke services in Essex.

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Controversial ‘CareBnB’ firm returns to launch new trial

The company developing a controversial “Airbnb for social care” model allowing homeowners to rent spare rooms to recuperating hospital patients is bidding to launch a new trial in Cambridge.

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Revealed: More older people waiting in pain for urgent hip operations

More older patients are waiting too long in hospital before treatment for painful and crippling hip fractures, new data reveals, potentially undermining “compassion and dignity” for patients.

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Analysis: The areas struggling most with cancer targets

Cancer patients in three counties are at greater risk of death than elsewhere in the country because of slow referrals and late diagnosis, official data reveals.

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CCG chairs abstain from crunch reconfiguration vote

Three out of the five clinical commissioning group chairs in mid and south Essex abstained from a vote over publishing a consultation on plans to reconfigure local hospital services, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: 'NHS Airbnb' could have launched as early as December

Plans to pilot a controversial care model with private households renting spare rooms to NHS patients post discharge could have gone live from as early as December and are not dead in the water, HSJ understands.