East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

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Virtual workers predicted to save FT £2.1m in first year

Intelligent automation has saved a foundation trust 27,000 hours of staff time since it was launched in July last year.

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Large trust’s financial slide puts £26m funding in jeopardy

One of East Anglia’s largest acute providers could miss out on £26m of funding after its finances deteriorated in the first quarter of 2019-20, the trust’s finance bosses have warned.

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‘About that bus…?’: Not just Kent – The troubled health economies facing a no-deal jam

Welcome to the ‘About that bus…?’ weekly newsletter – giving you the inside track on how the fallout from Brexit is affecting the NHS at national and local level, edited by James Illman Contact me in confidence.

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Major trust proposes ‘referral only’ emergency care service for walk-in patients

Walk-in patients will be unable to access emergency care at a major hospital trust without a referral from a colocated urgent treatment centre, its chief executive has told HSJ.

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NHS chiefs 'must call out racists and homophobes'

Three leading NHS trust chief executives have called on their peers to directly challenge communities whose racist and homophobic views often lead to the abuse of NHS staff.

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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.

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Exclusive: NHS money at risk as firm winds up subsidiary and changes name

NHS hospitals, GP practices and commissioners could lose £4m after a firm providing NHS dermatology services was put into liquidation, according to documents obtained by HSJ.

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ICS appoints CCG chief as new lead

Suffolk and North East Essex shadow integrated care system has appointed senior local commissioning leader Ed Garratt as its executive lead.

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Private supplier drops NHS contract with just five days’ notice

A troubled private company has terminated a contract to provide dermatology services two months early and at very short notice, HSJ has learned.

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London Eye: Waxing of the merger moon

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

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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.

Nick Hulme

Hospital hit A&E target by 'making staff bothered', says CEO

Making staff “bothered” about the four hour metric and recognising it was a “quality standard not a performance target” was the main driver behind a struggling hospital’s accident and emergency performance recovery, a senior trust chief has told HSJ.

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Hospitals merger goes live

Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and Ipswich Hospital Trust have completed their merger to create East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Information Technology

Winner eConsult: an online GP consultation system enabling safe and appropriate delivery of care

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Patient Safety Team of the Year

Winner University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust: Patient safety and risk team

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E

Winner Healthy London Partnership and Metropolitan Police Service: Handover process for voluntary mental health patients in emergency departments

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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.