Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS 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.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Trust to close specialist children’s service

Children who sustain severe burns in Kent, Surrey and Sussex will be treated in Essex or central London from next month, as a specialist unit has temporarily closed.

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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.

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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Revealed: The slowest invoice payers in the NHS

A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.

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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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Financial performance: Best and worst of 2017-18

Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.

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Trusts singled out for failing at 'bog standard' IT

The failure of parts of the NHS to use “bog standard” IT is undermining the case to Treasury for more technology funding, an NHS England director has said.

Andrew Pike

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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Long waits soar as hospitals struggle to admit

Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.

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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.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Government reveals new medical schools

Several areas of England struggling with doctor shortages are hoping to get a boost from five new medical schools, which have been announced today.

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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.