NHS Thurrock CCG

John Brouder

Exclusive: Long-serving trust chief exec steps down

One of the NHS’ longest-serving chief executives is stepping down after 10 years of leading a trust.

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Revealed: More older people waiting in pain for urgent hip operations

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.

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Analysis: The areas struggling most with cancer targets

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.


CCG chairs abstain from crunch reconfiguration vote

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.

Caroline Rassell

Success regime CCGs appoint single chief

The five clinical commissioning groups in the mid and south Essex success regime area have appointed a single lead accountable officer.

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CCGs in legal directions lose commissioning responsibilities

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.


New merger trust sets out five year savings plan

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.

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NHS England orders CCGs to join forces in 'success regime' area

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.

Southend pier

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

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.

Southend pier

Success regime will not solve region's problems, warn senior medics

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.

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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.

Basildon Hospital

Basildon and Thurrock appoints new chair

WORKFORCE: Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed Nigel Beverley as its new chair.

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Trust starts second push to tackle non-attendance

PERFORMANCE: Almost one in four South Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust patients failed to attend a first appointment with a consultant in January.

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Trust devises pioneering training app for psychiatrists

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.

Basildon Hospital

Monitor to review finances at Basildon and Thurrock

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.


North East London FT to go smoke free this year

STRUCTURE: North East London Foundation Trust plans to ban smoking in all parts of its premises in October.

Big Ben

Trust chair resigns to run for parliament

WORKFORCE: The chair of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust has stood down to run for parliament as a UKIP candidate.

Thurrock one of only three CCGs still with legal directions

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.

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Exclusive: CCGs dip into non recurrent fund to stay in the black

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.

Momentous CCG success

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 ...