Mid and South Essex commissioners have approved a controversial acute reorganisation, which will involve major changes to where and how emergency, specialist and elective services across the patch.
Mid and South Essex sustainability and transformation partnership, a success regime area which covers one of England’s most pressured health economies, cut its delayed discharges by two thirds in a year, its chair has revealed.
Senior clinicians and local campaigners have raised safety concerns over plans for a major reconfiguration of stroke services in Essex.
The company developing a controversial “Airbnb for social care” model allowing homeowners to rent spare rooms to recuperating hospital patients is bidding to launch a new trial in Cambridge.
The CareRooms concept occurred to me after spending the last 25 years in healthcare and being a long term carer for my father, who died in 2016. But I started off selling bagels. By CareRooms chief executive Paul Gaudin
Tom Cahill, chief executive of Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust, has stepped down as leader of his regional STP after 15 months in the post.
Providing talking therapies to patients with long term conditions saved nearly £200,000 for physical health services in one trailblazing site, data shared exclusively with HSJ shows.
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.
Troubled Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust has appointed a successor to its controversial outgoing chief executive Phil Morley.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust, which has long struggled against key performance targets, has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission and placed in special measures.
Commissioners have raised concerns that the £900m estates and technology transformation fund for primary care may be reduced by almost £300m.
NHS England has allocated just over £20m to the three areas in the national success regime programme to date, HSJ can reveal.
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.
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.
Reports of “serious operational problems” at acute hospitals more than halved over the Christmas period compared to the previous year, according to national data.
System leaders have launched a second attempt to recruit a permanent chair for the Essex success regime, which has been scaled down to focus on just the middle and south of the county.
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.
A commissioning chief and GP leader have criticised Jeremy Hunt’s plan to introduce Ofsted style ratings for clinical commissioning group performance in a range of clinical areas.