WORKFORCE: Practice nursing is facing a future workforce crisis in the East of England, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
WORKFORCE: Carers of patients with dementia in Essex are to get additional help from a new service.
SERVICES: Patients in Bedford and Harlow will be able to get dialysis closer to home thanks to two planned satellite renal dialysis units.
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.
FINANCE: More than £13m of saving schemes for this year are yet to be identified by the North Essex primary care trust cluster.
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: Delays in foundation trust regulator Monitor’s assessment could hold up of West Essex PCT’s provider arm divestment.
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.
FINANCE: West Essex PCT has overpent by £600,000 so far this financial year, casting doubt on its ability to break even.
PERFORMANCE: NHS West Essex has reported that it is at risk of failing on its 18 week referral to treatment time target.
STRUCTURE: Essex’s primary care trusts are expected to come together to form a county-wide clinical network for safeguarding children.
STRUCTURE: NHS West Essex has three emerging commissioning consortia.
FINANCE: NHS West Essex forecasts that its £5.3m overspend will not grow much bigger thanks to QIPP (quality, innovation, productivity and prevention) savings.