Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

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Ex-director wins £70k payout over trust’s ‘inappropriate’ interview panel

A trust must pay out nearly £70,000 to its former director of medical education after an employment tribunal ruled she had been constructively dismissed.

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NHS manager admits defrauding trust out of £800,000

A former senior IT manager has admitted to defrauding an NHS trust out of more than £800,000 and will face sentencing later this month.

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Trust told to take ‘urgent’ action over risks to cancer patients

An external review has issued a series of ‘urgent recommendations’ to a specialist cancer service around patient safety risks.

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Mega-merger trust tells NHSE it cannot eliminate year-long waiters by next year

A large East of England trust has told NHS England it cannot eliminate its 52-week waiting list backlog in 2021-22 as it had previously promised.

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‘Catastrophic’ threat to cancer performance at England’s third largest hospital trust

Cancer services at a large hospital trust have been at ‘catastrophic’ risk of being overwhelmed, after two of its hospital sites had to suspend life-saving cancer surgeries in the last month due to covid-19.

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Maternity unit rated ‘inadequate’ as trust faces scrutiny over horrific stillbirth

An Essex maternity department has been served with further warnings by the Care Quality Commission and again rated “inadequate”.

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Providers ‘missed opportunities’ in outbreak which killed 15

An investigation into the outbreak of a bacterial infection that killed 15 people has found there were several “missed opportunities” in their care.

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Maternity service ‘inadequate’ after six babies starved of oxygen

Maternity services at an Essex hospital have been rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission, after babies were starved of oxygen and put at risk of permanent brain damage.

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Medics threaten to limit services to ‘bare minimum’ without correct PPE

Emergency department doctors at an acute trust have threatened to reduce their services “to the bare minimum” unless they are provided with the correct personal protective equipment.

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First ‘digital aspirant’ trusts revealed by NHSX

Twenty-three trusts will share a £28m pot of technology funding as part of the first wave of “digital aspirant” providers, NHSX has announced.

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‘Mac the Knife’ to lead STP and five CCGs

A well-known NHS figure will take over as interim accountable officer of five clinical commissioning groups next month, after they were “unable” to recruit someone substantively.

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Exclusive: Trusts set to be let off £10bn debt

NHS providers that owe the government a combined £10bn would see the debts converted into a form of investment that does not have to be repaid, under plans being discussed by national leaders.

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HSJ’s 10 most read integration and system change stories of 2019

As we come to the closing days of 2019, HSJ reveals its most read stories on integration and system change for the year.

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New chair appointed ahead of mega trust merger

A new chair has been appointed ahead of a planned three trust merger in the East of England.

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Region ‘working to 40-week target’ for treatment

A group of NHS organisations have said they are “working to referral to treatment time targets of 40 weeks instead of 18 weeks”, in board papers which they are now indicating are misleading.

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AI trial delivers “really impressive” reduction in A&E demand

Commissioners in Yorkshire are to roll out a scheme which used artificial intelligence to help cut A&E attendances by a third in one patient group which received health coaching.

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Challenged STP drafts in reformer to develop hospital plan

A senior clinician who led the development of plans for a major acute reconfiguration in Essex has been seconded to the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership as its “independent medical director”, HSJ has learned.

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CCGs seek single exec after letter from regional director

The five mid and south Essex clinical commissioning groups have set out plans for a single accountable officer and executive team by April 2020.

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Mega-merger trust unfairly dismissed head of HR

A hospital trust involved in a merger with two other trusts has lost the second employment tribunal claim brought by a redundant senior manager this year.

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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.