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Empowering dementia patients and their carers

Alison Moore reports on an award winning dementia care service that’s helping to keep people out of crisis.

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Three CCGs plan to consolidate across county boundary

Three clinical commissioning groups in Essex and Suffolk have set out plans to form a “single strategic commissioning body” across county boundaries as part of local plans to establish an integrated care system

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Extra costs for CCGs after NHS England pauses procurement

Commissioners in two counties have incurred extra costs after NHS England delayed their procurement for an NHS 111 and out of hours GP service.

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Hospital trusts set out merger plans

Struggling Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and neighbouring Ipswich Hospital Trust are likely next week to approve plans to merge.

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NHS England relaxes position on clinicians' use of WhatsApp

NHS England has shifted its position on the use of WhatsApp by staff in the NHS.

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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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Special measures trust’s problems 'worse than I thought', says new chief

PERFORMANCE: The scale of problems at troubled Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust is even “worse than I thought”, the trust’s new chief executive has told HSJ.

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More South East CCGs plan cuts to IVF services

COMMISSIONING: Ipswich and East Suffolk and West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups have announced plans to cut NHS funded IVF services.

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Exclusive: 14 practices on course to form ‘single partnership’

Fourteen practices in Suffolk are close to agreeing to form a “single partnership” covering 155,000 patients, HSJ understands.

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Troubled trust to appoint new chief executive and chair

APPOINTMENTS: Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust has accidentally revealed that it is set to appoint a new chair and chief executive.

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Colchester told to partner with local trust or face failure regime

Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust has been told by regulators if it does not form a “long term partnership” with Ipswich Hospital Trust it risks being put in the failure regime – a process which could result in its liquidation.

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NHS England accused of 'lots of talk but no action' on evolving primary care

The leader of one of the largest GP federations in the country has accused NHS England of doing “nothing” to encourage the development of general practice at scale.

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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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Analysis: Size, spread and form of large scale GP groups

HSJ has collated the most comprehensive picture so far of England’s GP networks, federations and super practices.

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Serco: Suffolk contract was ‘not long enough’ for change

The manager overseeing outsourcing giant Serco’s contract to provide community services across Suffolk has told HSJ its three year deal was ‘not long enough’ to carry out the level of transformation needed in the region.

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East of England Ambulance appoints new chief executive

WORKFORCE: East of England Ambulance Service Trust has appointed Robert Morton as its new chief executive.

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East of England Ambulance chief executive departs

WORKFORCE: East of England Ambulance Service Trust chief executive Anthony Marsh has left the role with the organisation yet to appoint a successor.

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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.