South East Essex PCT

John Brouder

Exclusive: Long-serving trust chief exec steps down

One of the NHS’ longest-serving chief executives is stepping down after 10 years of leading a trust.

Castle Point and Rochford CCG forecasts £9.7m budget deficit

Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Group has forecast a £9.7m overspend for this financial year.

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.

Wiltshire CCG appoints accountable officer

WORKFORCE: Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed a former primary care trust director as its interim accountable officer.

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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.

South Essex PCT cluster tenders for NHS 111

COMMERCIAL: The NHS South West Essex and South East Essex primary care trust cluster is seeking expresions of interest from providers interested in providing an NHS 111 and out of hours service.

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.

South Essex rehab reconfiguration plan gets support

STRUCTURE: There is “widespread support” for a plan to reconfigure mental health services in South Essex which is billed to save £3.5m, according to a report.

Referral management failing to deliver savings in South East Essex

FINANCE: All five clinical commissioning groups in South East Essex are failing to meet referral management savings targets, causing NHS South East Essex to fall behind in its savings plans, according to board papers.

South East Essex to apply local marginal tariff rate

FINANCE: NHS South East Essex has chosen not to apply a national marginal rate for over-performance to Southend University Hospital, according to board papers.

Essex cluster brings in staff to tackle continuing healthcare backlog

WORKFORCE: The South Essex primary care trust cluster has brought in extra nursing and administrative resource to deal with a continuing healthcare (CHC) overspend.

NHS chief warns South Essex CCGs may 'fragment'

STRUCTURE: The chief executive of the NHS has said the formation of clinical commissioning groups in south Essex could lead to “fragmentation”.

Activity above plan at Southend FT

FINANCE: Above plan activity at Southend FT “might infer” that work by the PCT is not delivering, the trust’s board papers say.

Clustering hits morale in South Essex

FINANCE: Primary care trust clustering in South Essex has led to a “decline in morale”, according to a board report.

South East Essex GPs 'forgot to put answer phone on'

PERFORMANCE: GP practices in South East Essex “forgot” to put answer phones on to deal with out of hours calls during the busy winter period, according to the primary care trust’s board papers.

Southend UHFT overperforming by £10m on contract

FINANCE: South East Essex PCT’s contract with Southend UHFT is overspent by nearly £10m, according to the primary care trust’s board papers

South Essex PCTs could share specialised commissioning risk

STRUCTURE: South West Essex and South East Essex could share financial risk around specialised commissioning, as part of primary care trust clustering arrangements.

Consortium concerns about primary care centre plans in South East Essex PCT

COMMERCIAL: Some emerging GP commissioners in South East Essex have raised concerns about the use of the LIFT (Local Improvement Finance Trust) scheme to build two new primary care centres.

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.

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