There is significant variation in ambulance response times to patients with serious conditions such as suspected strokes or heart attacks, which is not fully explained by how rural an area is, an HSJ analysis has revealed.
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.
NHS England is planning to strengthen rules around senior managers who are rehired after receiving a redundancy payment for leaving the service.
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.
A £210,000 exit payment to a commissioning chief who returned to the NHS after taking redundancy has not been reclaimed by the service – contrary to a claim by the health secretary that it had been – HSJ understands.
The five mid and south Essex clinical commissioning groups have set out plans for a single accountable officer and executive team by April 2020.
One of the NHS’ longest-serving chief executives is stepping down after 10 years of leading a trust.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In-depth analysis of Care Qquality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows pockets of good and bad primary care performance scattered across the England Midlands and East region.
Plans for a major acute reorganisation in Essex will not address its financial and workforce sustainability problems and provide “relatively little change to current provision”, senior clinicians have warned.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
WORKFORCE: Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed Nigel Beverley as its new chair.
PERFORMANCE: Almost one in four South Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust patients failed to attend a first appointment with a consultant in January.
PERFORMANCE: Psychiatry doctors in training in London now have a huge record of documents, policies and guidance at their fingers through the introduction of a trust-developed app.