Making staff “bothered” about the four hour metric and recognising it was a “quality standard not a performance target” was the main driver behind a struggling hospital’s accident and emergency performance recovery, a senior trust chief has told HSJ.
An embattled ambulance trust has floated the unprecedented move of asking volunteers to drive ambulances, HSJ can reveal.
Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and Ipswich Hospital Trust have completed their merger to create East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust.
East of England Ambulance Service Trust has been rated requires improvement by the Care Quality Commission, which raised concerns about a “lack of leadership”, “low staff morale”, and an “unsustainable” strategy in key areas.
A 91-year-old stroke patient who waited nearly 19 hours for an ambulance in the East of England was among 22 cases investigated by an external review which found no one died “as a direct consequence” of long delays, HSJ has learned.
Alison Moore reports on an award winning dementia care service that’s helping to keep people out of crisis.
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
Commissioners in two counties have incurred extra costs after NHS England delayed their procurement for an NHS 111 and out of hours GP service.
Struggling Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and neighbouring Ipswich Hospital Trust are likely next week to approve plans to merge.
NHS England has shifted its position on the use of WhatsApp by staff in the NHS.
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.
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.
COMMISSIONING: Ipswich and East Suffolk and West Suffolk clinical commissioning groups have announced plans to cut NHS funded IVF services.
Fourteen practices in Suffolk are close to agreeing to form a “single partnership” covering 155,000 patients, HSJ understands.
APPOINTMENTS: Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust has accidentally revealed that it is set to appoint a new chair and chief executive.
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.
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.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.