Mid Essex PCT

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Trust declares first A&E 'critical incident' in several years

Basildon hospital was forced to call its first internal critical incident in “years” and cancel ”significant amounts” of elective work last week due to a lack of available beds.

Concerns raised about ageing practice nurse workforce

WORKFORCE: Practice nursing is facing a future workforce crisis in the East of England, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

Investment in Essex memory services

FINANCE: NHS North Essex is investing over £250,000 to improve memory services in Mid Essex and keep waiting lists down.

Extra Admiral nurse support for Essex

WORKFORCE: Carers of patients with dementia in Essex are to get additional help from a new service.

Essex PCTs meet surplus targets

FINANCE: PCTs in the North Essex Cluster are expecting to have made the required surpluses at the end of the financial year - despite massive overspends on commissioned services.

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Analysed: the future structure of community services in East Anglia

HSJ Local Briefing is our new in-depth analysis of the key issues facing the NHS’s major health economies. This week, HSJ looks at the long term viability of community services in East Anglia.

Cluster chairs named in East of England

WORKFORCE: Chairs have been appointed for the five primary care trust clusters that now commission NHS healthcare in the East of England region.

SHA warns North Essex cluster over target failures

PERFORMANCE: NHS East of England has written to the chief of the North Essex primary care trust cluster after failures against performance targets.

North Essex PCT set £6m running cost reduction target

FINANCE: The North Essex primary care trust cluster has been set a £6m running cost reduction target for this year, according to board papers.

Mid Essex PCT set to use all contingency

FINANCE: NHS Mid Essex has had to use nearly £2m of contingency to achieve a break even financial position in September, according to board papers.

Mid Essex Hospital Trust to overspend by over £10m

FINANCE: Contracts between the commissioners of the North Essex primary care trust cluster and Mid Essex Hospital Hospital Services Trust are predicted to overspend by £10.3m.

Colchester Hospital FT overspend predicted

FINANCE: Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust is forecast to overspend by £1.6m on its contracts with the primary care trusts in North Essex.

Poor performance sparks concerns over commissioning relationship in Mid Essex

PERFORMANCE: The East of England strategic health authority has raised concerns over a “deficient commissioning relationship” between NHS Mid Essex and Mid Essex Hospital Services Trust.

North Essex cluster yet to find £13m of savings plans

FINANCE: More than £13m of saving schemes for this year are yet to be identified by the North Essex primary care trust cluster.

SHA to spend up to £340m on 'hubs' to integrate care

FINANCE: East of England Strategic Health Authority is planning a £340m masterplan promoting “joined up” care in the region, in line with the government’s commitment to boost the integration of services.

Doubts over Mid Essex Trust's chances of FT status

FINANCE: Mid Essex Hospital Services Trust has “weak governance” and “major financial issues” which threaten its bid for foundation trust status, according to board papers.

North Essex cluster sets out governance

STRUCTURE: The North Essex primary care trust cluster has set out how it will be governed.

North Essex cluster boss named in NHS Future Forum

STRUCTURE: The chief executive of the north Essex primary care trust cluster has been named as a member of the NHS Future Forum, which will oversee the “listening exercise” on the NHS reforms.

Mid Essex approves social enterprise

STRUCTURE: NHS Mid Essex’s board has approved the primary care trust’s provider arm application to form as a social enterprise.

Mid Essex acute contract overspending

FINANCE: Mid Essex PCT’s contract with Mid Essex Hospital Services Trust is overspending by £8.6m to date and is forecast to overspend by £9.7m at outturn, according to the primary care trust.