There is significant variation in ambulance response times to patients with serious conditions such as suspected strokes or heart attacks, which is not fully explained by how rural an area is, an HSJ analysis has revealed.
A well-known NHS figure will take over as interim accountable officer of five clinical commissioning groups next month, after they were “unable” to recruit someone substantively.
NHS England is planning to strengthen rules around senior managers who are rehired after receiving a redundancy payment for leaving the service.
A group of NHS organisations have said they are “working to referral to treatment time targets of 40 weeks instead of 18 weeks”, in board papers which they are now indicating are misleading.
A £210,000 exit payment to a commissioning chief who returned to the NHS after taking redundancy has not been reclaimed by the service – contrary to a claim by the health secretary that it had been – HSJ understands.
Several senior staff at clinical commissioning groups have left with payments above the £160,000 cap as their redundancy payoffs are being topped off with payments in lieu.
The five mid and south Essex clinical commissioning groups have set out plans for a single accountable officer and executive team by April 2020.
Two counties have six of the 10 worst performing areas for having lung cancer picked up in A&E, new data reveals.
The independent chair of the Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership will stand down later this year.
One of the NHS’ longest-serving chief executives is stepping down after 10 years of leading a trust.
The planned merger of three Essex hospital trusts has been pushed back a year, board papers published this month have revealed.
One in 10 clinical commissioning groups have cut their mental health spending according to new figures from NHS England, more than double the previous year.
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.
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.
More than one in 10 clinical commissioning groups were forecasting they would miss the national mental health spending mandate for 2017-18, latest NHS England data shows.
Senior clinicians and local campaigners have raised safety concerns over plans for a major reconfiguration of stroke services in Essex.
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.
Plans to pilot a controversial care model with private households renting spare rooms to NHS patients post discharge could have gone live from as early as December and are not dead in the water, HSJ understands.
The trust involved in a controversial plan to send discharged patients to private spare rooms, under an Airbnb style model, has now said it has “no intention…to support the pilot at this time”.