Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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CCG raises concerns over controversial patient records system

Commissioners have raised concerns about a hospital trust which has failed to report basic waiting time data for almost two years after it went live with a controversial government-subsidised patient records system.

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Two execs step down as mega-merger trusts rebrand

Two members of the board overseeing the merger of three are stepping down from their leadership positions.

Nigel Beverley

New chair appointed for troubled trust

System leaders have appointed a new interim chair for the troubled East of England Ambulance Service Trust.

Anita Donley

Chair of challenged STP to stand down

The independent chair of the Mid and South Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership will stand down later this year.

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Three trust mega-merger delayed by a year

The planned merger of three Essex hospital trusts has been pushed back a year, board papers published this month have revealed.

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England's waiting list still too big

The waiting list should be shrinking at this time of year, but it isn’t. In better news, the number of one year waiters is coming down.

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Hospital chain unfairly dismissed director in restructure

A hospital group unfairly dismissed a senior manager as it restructured staff across three trusts, a tribunal has ruled.

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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

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London's private income growth covers decline across other trusts

Growth in private income at a small number of London trusts offset a decline across the rest of England last year, HSJ analysis has found.

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NHS finance directors pressured to act 'unethically'

NHS finance directors and their teams are being put under pressure to act “unethically” in their reporting, senior figures at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy have said.

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Major reconfiguration could be referred to Hancock

A major reconfiguration of services faces referral to the health and social care secretary by a local council, putting £118m of transformation funding at risk.

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Six trusts named as 'outliers' in lung cancer audit

A hospital trust is considering hiring more nurse specialists after being flagged as an outlier for lung cancer treatment.

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Major reconfiguration given green light by commissioners

Mid and South Essex commissioners have approved a controversial acute reorganisation, which will involve major changes to where and how emergency, specialist and elective services across the patch.

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Success regime records huge delayed discharges cut

Mid and South Essex sustainability and transformation partnership, a success regime area which covers one of England’s most pressured health economies, cut its delayed discharges by two thirds in a year, its chair has revealed.

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NHS England regional chief to lead hospital trust

A senior NHS England regional director is to lead Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust, HSJ has learned.

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Waiting times blow out to 22 weeks as elective admissions falter

Waiting times rose again, and the longest waits were hardest hit. Continued, severe and widespread capacity pressures are the likely culprit. By Rob Findlay

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Concerns raised over stroke reconfiguration transfer plans

Senior clinicians and local campaigners have raised safety concerns over plans for a major reconfiguration of stroke services in Essex.

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Trusts reveal plans to centralise services after GIRFT review

Trusts have begun taking steps to centralise vascular surgery following an NHS Improvement clinical review, HSJ can reveal.

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Controversial ‘CareBnB’ firm returns to launch new trial

The company developing a controversial “Airbnb for social care” model allowing homeowners to rent spare rooms to recuperating hospital patients is bidding to launch a new trial in Cambridge.