WORKFORCE: Practice nursing is facing a future workforce crisis in the East of England, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
FINANCE: NHS North Essex is investing over £250,000 to improve memory services in Mid Essex and keep waiting lists down.
WORKFORCE: Carers of patients with dementia in Essex are to get additional help from a new service.
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.
PERFORMANCE: The NHS in the East of England has failed to cut the number of people attending outpatient hospital appointments, while other regions have succeeded, according to a board report.
WORKFORCE: Chairs have been appointed for the five primary care trust clusters that now commission NHS healthcare in the East of England region.
PERFORMANCE: NHS East of England has written to the chief of the North Essex primary care trust cluster after failures against performance targets.
FINANCE: The North Essex primary care trust cluster has been set a £6m running cost reduction target for this year, according to board papers.
FINANCE: Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust is forecast to overspend by £1.6m on its contracts with the primary care trusts in North Essex.
STRUCTURE: NHS North East Essex has announced that Colchester practice with 12,000 patients will move to a new surgery with a range of new services being planned.
STRUCTURE: The chief executive of the Ipswich Hospital Trust has written a public letter explaining a vascular surgury configuration that will see services moved to Colchester General Hospital.
FINANCE: The primary care trust is inviting voluntary organisations to bid for grants.
FINANCE: More than £13m of saving schemes for this year are yet to be identified by the North Essex primary care trust cluster.
FINANCE: A “disaggregation” of the block parts of Colchester Hospital University FT’s contract will be to the trust’s advantage as it will recognise increased activity, according to board papers.
STRUCTURE: The North Essex primary care trust cluster has set out how it will be governed.
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.
STRUCTURE: Essex’s primary care trusts are expected to come together to form a county-wide clinical network for safeguarding children.
STRUCTURE: North East Essex Provider Services has officially established a community interest company known as Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE).