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.
FINANCE: Monitor is to review the finances of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust, after an investigation by the regulator found ‘shortcomings’ in the trust’s financial management.
STRUCTURE: North East London Foundation Trust plans to ban smoking in all parts of its premises in October.
WORKFORCE: The chair of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust has stood down to run for parliament as a UKIP candidate.
PERFORMANCE: Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group is one of only three CCGs to still have legal directions following NHS England’s fifth review of authorisations in May.
Clinical commissioning groups are dipping into funds intended to be set aside for making one-off investments in order to stay in the black, an HSJ investigation has found.
Commiserations to Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group, which remains one of the groups with some of the most serious limitations on its freedoms following a summer review of the CCG authorisation process. The categories of its failures – covering its engagement with practices, its constitution, and the skills of those on ...