West 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.

Extra Admiral nurse support for Essex

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

Renal service becomes biggest in East of England

SERVICES: Patients in Bedford and Harlow will be able to get dialysis closer to home thanks to two planned satellite renal dialysis units.

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.

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.

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.

Monitor delays threaten to hold up provider split at West Essex PCT

STRUCTURE: Delays in foundation trust regulator Monitor’s assessment could hold up of West Essex PCT’s provider arm divestment.

QIPP failure and demand blamed for West Essex acute overspend

FINANCE: Slippage in West Essex PCT’s quality, innovation, productivity and prevention (QIPP) plan has been due to “unprecedented demand” for urgent and emergency care, according to board papers.

West Essex PCT struggling to break even

FINANCE: West Essex PCT has overpent by £600,000 so far this financial year, casting doubt on its ability to break even.

West Essex PCT reports 18 week standard at risk

PERFORMANCE: NHS West Essex has reported that it is at risk of failing on its 18 week referral to treatment time target.

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.

West Essex plans three consortia

STRUCTURE: NHS West Essex has three emerging commissioning consortia.

Non-elective activity drives overspend at West Essex PCT

FINANCE: NHS West Essex forecasts that its £5.3m overspend will not grow much bigger thanks to QIPP (quality, innovation, productivity and prevention) savings.