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.
Commissioners in two counties have incurred extra costs after NHS England delayed their procurement for an NHS 111 and out of hours GP service.
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.
Troubled Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust has appointed a successor to its controversial outgoing chief executive Phil Morley.
Two Essex mental health trusts set to merge in April are planning a “significant” service reconfiguration, a report by the trusts revealed.
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.
Two Essex mental health trusts are aiming to merge by April under a new name, according to board papers.
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.
NHS England has allocated just over £20m to the three areas in the national success regime programme to date, HSJ can reveal.
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.
PERFORMANCE: Southend University Hospital Foundation Trust has been forced into significant bed closures after inspectors raised concerns about staff ratios and its stroke services, HSJ has learned.
Mid and south Essex faces a £216m deficit by 2018-19, but system leaders insist the health economy can be brought to financial balance by March 2019.
ACUTE CARE: A prestigious teaching hospital trust has temporarily restricted access to its outpatient cardiology service for out of area referrals, a leaked letter has revealed.
No hospitals will be closed across mid and south Essex as a result of the success regime, one of the system’s leaders has said.
Four fifths of clinical commissioning groups have at least one large scale GP provider group in their area, according to information collected by HSJ.
PERFORMANCE: South Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust could see its income fall below £200m within four years, according to a review of Essex’s mental health services.
UCLPartners managing director Sir David Fish has been appointed to chair “a system leaders oversight group” to develop a delivery plan for the Essex success regime, HSJ has learned.
FINANCE: A financially challenged clinical commissioning group has unveiled proposals to restrict access to services such as hearing aids as they are “widely available on the high street”.