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  • Tracy Dowling
    HSJ Local

    CCG chief officer leaving to lead foundation trust


    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG chief to head up mental health and community care trust Tracy Dowling replaces Aidan Thomas who is retiring in the summer Ms Dowling is also accountable officer of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough STP Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group chief officer Tracy ...

  • Pathology

    Errors revealed at NHS-private pathology venture


    Errors at a north London pathology laboratory saw blood samples mislabelled and patients had to give second samples after delays in getting test results, a document released under the Freedom of Information Act reveals.

  • Basildon Hospital

    Hospital group launches review over 'higher than expected' mortality


    South Essex trusts launch mortality review to address ‘higher than expected’ rates Basildon also carries out review following ‘sustained rise’ since 2014-15 ‘nadir’ Group MD ‘not concerned’ by Basildon rise, but warns group improvement will ‘take time’ Three Essex acute trusts establishing a new “group” ...

  • cancer reaserch
    HSJ Local

    Trust admits patient harm after cancer appointments not followed up


    Trust logs 22 serious incidents after cancer patients were ’lost to follow up’ Three of the 22 have either died or are receiving palliative care Audit of 3,500 cancer patients shows 91 more patients have been “potentially lost to follow-up” An acute trust has admitted ...

  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
    HSJ Local

    Special measures trust makes key board appointments


    United Lincolnshire medical director joins Worcestershire Acute Hospitals New interim finance director seconded from local mental health trust Trust was put back in special measures last month United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust has appointed new interim medical and finance directors this month, its latest board papers ...

  • Grantham Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Struggling A&E to remain shut overnight


    United Lincolnshire Hospitals extends Grantham A E overnight closure for at least three more months Trust insists it plans to fully reopen A E when “safe” to do so Independent Reconfiguration Panel due to announce if it will investigate trust’s decision The overnight closure of ...

  • mother and baby

    Revealed: Trusts selected to run new mother and baby service


    NHS England has told four trusts they are the preferred providers of four new mother and baby units The successful bidders were notified last month, but final contracts are still being negotiated The MBUs are part of a £40m investment in inpatient perinatal care The ...

  • Sally_Morris
    HSJ Local

    New merger trust sets out five year savings plan


    New Essex mental health provider must deliver £43m of savings over next five years Essex Partnership University FT focusing on back office shake-up ahead of major service reconfiguration Trust has a £8.6m control total for 2017-18 Essex’s new mental health provider trust must deliver £43m ...

  • Lance mc carthy2
    HSJ Local

    Special measures trust appoints successor to Phil Morley


    Former Hinchingbrooke chief executive succeeds controversial chief at special measures trust Lance McCarthy led Hinchingbrooke out of special measures before its merger with Peterborough Princess Alex was rated inadequate and placed in special measures last year Troubled Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust has appointed a successor ...

  • Dr Muhibbur Chowdhury

    Evidence-based STPs – the case for stroke care


    Investment in the right stroke care saves lives – and money

  • Traffic lights
    HSJ Local

    Trust merger confirmed to go live next month


    South Essex Partnership University and North Essex Partnership University foundation trusts have had their long awaited merger approved.

  • Southend pier

    GP quality: Best and worst CCGs in the Midlands and East


    Poor quality GP surgeries scattered across the Midlands and East region, with the worst three performing CCGs in Essex, Nottinghamshire, and Lincolnshire Three neighbouring CCGs in south Essex appear in the 10 CCGs with the highest percentage of inadequate or requires improvement CQC ratings Nottingham West outstrips ...

  • Ascot horse racing

    GP quality: The best and worst areas in the South


    Borders of Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey have the majority of worst CQC rated GP surgeries Almost a third of surgeries in South Reading require improvement or rated inadequate South East England an enclave for GP surgeries rated outstanding East Berkshire and bordering areas in Hampshire ...

  • Front of Medway Maritime Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Original special measures trust exits regime


    Medway FT now rated requires improvement, and good for being caring, effective and well led CQC praises “strong leadership and clear communication” Improvements need to be made in urgent and emergency services, surgery and critical care A hospital which was previously ranked as one of ...

  • Ambulance
    HSJ Local

    'Festering' pay dispute is 'alienating workforce'


    East of England Ambulance Trust faces deepening pay row with frontline staff Local MP and former health minister Norman Lamb says dispute is becoming a ‘festering sore alienating workforce’ Row centres on how soon paramedics can move to pay band 6 and compensation for delays to training ...

  • Workforce
    HSJ Local

    NHS trust replacing qualified nurses with nursing associates


    East and North Hertfordshire Trust to replace 21 nurse posts with nursing associates Royal College of Nursing warns the move is worrying and will short change patients Nursing associate role is being developed by Health Education England The Royal College of Nursing has criticised plans ...

  • reconfiguration_puzzle
    HSJ Local

    Merger trusts set course for 'significant' service changes


    Essex mental health trusts plan huge shake-up if merger goes ahead First year would focus on governance changes and back office cuts Trusts hope new clinical model could be in place in April 2018 Two Essex mental health trusts set to merge in April ...

  • Watford hospital
    HSJ Local

    Trust to remain in special measures despite rating upgrade


    West Hertfordshire trust now rated requires improvement, 15 months after it was rated inadequate CQC recommends it remains in special measures as it “was clear” that the trust had benefited from the support regime Concerns raised about emergency care across all three of the trust’s hospital sites ...

  • caseworker social care helping elderly
    HSJ Local

    CCG to review £8.5m social care funding withdrawal


    County council defers decision to ask health secretary Jeremy Hunt to intervene

  • Cambridge
    HSJ Local

    CCG rows back on service closures following local backlash


    Cambridgeshire minor injuries units reprieved following public outcry New model to be piloted in spring involves expanding units to take pressure off A Es Move comes despite leaked CCG paper last year saying closures represented “only realistic option” Three Cambridgeshire minor injuries units threatened with ...