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.
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.
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.
Senior clinicians and local campaigners have raised safety concerns over plans for a major reconfiguration of stroke services in Essex.
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.
The CareRooms concept occurred to me after spending the last 25 years in healthcare and being a long term carer for my father, who died in 2016. But I started off selling bagels. By CareRooms chief executive Paul Gaudin
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.
NHS England has accepted revised financial forecasts from 14 clinical commissioning groups, its mid-year report shows.
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.
The trust involved in a controversial plan to send discharged patients to private spare rooms, under an Airbnb style model, has now said it has “no intention…to support the pilot at this time”.
Members of the public with no care experience are being offered up to £1,000 a month to rent spare rooms to patients after they are discharged from hospital, under an Airbnb style model to be piloted by the NHS.
The five clinical commissioning groups in the mid and south Essex success regime area have appointed a single lead accountable officer.
Five clinical commissioning groups have been given legal directions by NHS England this month – two of which have been ordered to stop commissioning all acute services.
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.
A Conservative election candidate in Essex has said local NHS organisations should close a minor injuries unit and sell the land, on the proviso alternative services are put in place first.
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”.
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.
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.
NHS England has formally intervened in one of the three success regime areas, ordering its clinical commissioning groups to pool functions and create a single plan.