South West Essex PCT

SW Essex Community Services reports 12 new serious incidents

PERFORMANCE: North East London Foundation Trust’s South West Essex Community Services reported 12 new serious incidents between 16 November 2012 and 17 January 2013, according to commissioners.

HSJ Local Briefing East Anglia Logo

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.

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.

£11.9m savings still short of target for South West Essex

FINANCE: South West Essex primary care trust made £11.9m of savings in the first four months of the financial year, or 92 per cent of their planned savings for the year to date, 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”.

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.

Basildon and Thurrock hits back at impact of PCT's referral gateway

PERFORMANCE: Basildon and Thurrock FT is to challenge NHS South West Essex over the governance of a controversial referral management scheme as it claimed it was having a “multifaceted impact” on performance.

South West Essex urged to take ‘firm line’ on provider quality

PERFORMANCE: NHS South West Essex should “consider alternative providers” if care at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust does not improve, its strategic health authority has warned.

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.

Specialised services spending risk at South West Essex

FINANCE: South West Essex PCT is at risk of not meeting its savings target for “volatile” specialised services spending, it has warned.

Mental health FT set to become London's largest community service provider

STRUCTURE: A mental health trust is set to become the largest provider of community services in the capital following the takeover of a primary care trust provider arm.

218 posts cut at Basildon and Thurrock UHFT

WORKFORCE: Up to 50 staff at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust face imminent redundancy

Yeovil District Hospital FT appoints chair

WORKFORCE: Peter Wyman CBE has been named as the new chair of Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Concerns raised about risk management group at NHS South West Essex

STRUCTURE: Concerns have been expressed over a poorly attended risk managment group at South West Essex PCT.

South West Essex to fall short on turnaround schemes

FINANCE: South West Essex PCT is forecasting that it will fall £11.6m short of its turnaround plan for the current financial year.

South West Essex PCT pins hopes on £8m contingency release

FINANCE: The South West Essex primary care trust will need £8m of contingency funds to break even this year.

South West Essex PCT has shed 200 staff since last year

WORKFORCE: NHS South West Essex has reported that it will have 200 fewer staff for the 2011-12 financial year.