North East Essex PCT

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.

East of England failing to cut outpatient activity

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.

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.

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.

GP surgery move in NE 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.

Ipswich chief pledges vascular move will bring 'gold-standard care'

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.

NHS North East Essex invites bids for charity grants

FINANCE: The primary care trust is inviting voluntary organisations to bid for grants.

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.

Colchester Hospital UFT to benefit from contract break up

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.

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.

Essex PCTs to tackle child safety together

STRUCTURE: Essex’s primary care trusts are expected to come together to form a county-wide clinical network for safeguarding children.

New community interest company to provide community services in North East Essex

STRUCTURE: North East Essex Provider Services has officially established a community interest company known as Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE).