A £440m community services contract was due to be handed over to a new provider alliance this month, but the partners have failed to agree contractual terms and predicted it could take a further 18 months to do so.
An alliance comprising private firm Virgin and local NHS providers has bagged a £440m contract for community services currently run by a social enterprise.
Colchester hospital has been chosen over Ipswich to host a new £44m elective orthopaedic centre, prompting East Suffolk politicians to allege their local provider has deteriorated since the two hospitals merged and urging a re-think.
A commissioner and county council have pulled the plug on a £240m community services contract, meaning hundreds of staff face being transferred to another organisation mid-pandemic.
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.
One of East Anglia’s largest acute providers could miss out on £26m of funding after its finances deteriorated in the first quarter of 2019-20, the trust’s finance bosses have warned.
Walk-in patients will be unable to access emergency care at a major hospital trust without a referral from a colocated urgent treatment centre, its chief executive has told HSJ.
Sixty-three clinical commissioning groups have seen their overall performance ratings change over the past year, according to NHS England’s latest assessment framework.
NHS hospitals, GP practices and commissioners could lose £4m after a firm providing NHS dermatology services was put into liquidation, according to documents obtained by HSJ.
Access to neurology advice from a national network of specialists helped reduce unnecessary referrals to East Suffolk and North Essex FT and potentially reduce waiting times. Claire Read reports
A troubled private company has terminated a contract to provide dermatology services two months early and at very short notice, HSJ has learned.
The independent chair of the Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership will stand down later this year.
The planned merger of three Essex hospital trusts has been pushed back a year, board papers published this month have revealed.
The proportion of cancers being diagnosed at an early stage has dropped in several areas across England, according to recently released data.
Nearly a quarter of clinical commissioning groups are spending less than the estimated sum needed to provide proper care to seriously ill mental health patients, according to a new analysis by HSJ.
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 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.
Three clinical commissioning groups in Essex and Suffolk have set out plans to form a “single strategic commissioning body” across county boundaries as part of local plans to establish an integrated care system