Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

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‘Failure to act with candour’ over unsafe gas, report finds


There was an “unacceptable delay” and “failure to act with candour” in how a trust responded to a serious risk from staff nitrous oxide exposure, an independent investigation has found.


CQC names best and worst for maternity experience


The trusts where maternity care has deteriorated the most according to patient surveys have been identified by the Care Quality Commission.

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Thirteen trusts write off £1.3m in overpayments to staff


Thirteen trusts were responsible for just over half of £2.6m overpayments to staff written off by NHS providers last year, data obtained by HSJ reveals.


ICB sued by trust over £500m deal


A company part-run by an NHS trust has launched a legal challenge against a neighbouring integrated care board over a £500m pathology contract.

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Ex-trust chief to lead ICS on interim basis


A retired trust boss has been announced as interim chief executive for Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board.


CEO interview: Matthew Hopkins, chief executive, Mid and South Essex Foundation Trust


This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Insight subscribers.


Third of largest trusts do not know their carbon footprint


More than a third of the largest NHS trusts are still unable to state the size of their full carbon footprint, despite it being three years since the national plan for ‘net zero’ was established.

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Seven trusts relegated to NHSE’s poorest performers group


Seven trusts have been added to NHS England’s list of providers with the worst elective and cancer problems, putting the number of organisations in the ‘tier 1’ group back into double figures – and five leaving it, HSJ has learned.

Broomfield Hospital

Trust boss accuses private provider of ‘overpromising and underdelivering’


The boss of a large acute trust has accused a private provider of ‘overpromising and underdelivering’ after significant problems emerged with a local arrangement which have piled further pressure on its waiting list.

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Births being delayed by strikes, says CEO


Women have faced delays in giving birth due to the ongoing strikes, a major trust’s chief executive has said.


Hospitals to review concrete risks to ‘maintain safety and confidence’


NHS boards have been told to obtain extra assurance around the risks to unsafe concrete beams in their estate, following the sudden closure of school buildings.

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Labour ward staffing shortages restrict use of beneficial drug


Staffing shortages are likely to restrict the use of a beneficial painkiller in birthing suites, even once its use has been recommended by national guidance.


Revealed: the eight trusts in NHS England’s most challenged group


Eight trusts are in NHS England’s latest list of the most challenged organisations in terms of elective and cancer recovery, 12 months on from when the system was first introduced.

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‘We don’t have the bottle’ to hold line on bed numbers, says trust director


A director at a major acute trust said it needs to stop “caving in” to demand pressures by opening extra escalation beds.

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First-time CEO picked by trust


North West Anglia Foundation Trust has recruited Mid and South Essex FT’s acting chief executive as its new permanent CEO.

Broomfield Hospital

Trust leadership accused of lack of ‘oversight’ hits out at CQC ‘algorithm’


The largest trust in the East of England has received a Care Quality Commission warning notice about the medical care provided by its three hospitals.


‘First’ single EPR across ICS planned


An integrated care system is planning on launching what it believes is the ‘first’ single electronic patient record across acute, mental health and community providers.

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Exclusive: NHS still waiting for over £1bn capital funding announced five years ago


More than half of £2.7bn awarded to NHS organisations for capital projects in 2017 and 2018 has yet to be delivered, research by HSJ  has discovered.


New CEO for £1.4bn acute trust


The largest trust in the East of England has recruited a new chief executive with a record of leading struggling acute providers.