Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

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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.

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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.

Newborn baby

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.

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

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.

Neil Mortensen

Eight trusts win place on elective recovery project


Eight trusts have been awarded roles trialling a new accreditation scheme for surgical hubs as part of an NHS England pilot that will run until March.

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Long cancer waits hit record high, despite drop in backlog


The number of people waiting for cancer diagnosis and treatment for more than three months has passed 12,000 for the first time.


Revealed: Four trusts added to NHSE ‘help list’


NHS England has revealed the latest list of trusts which it has identified as needing the most support to meet electives and cancer targets.


Revealed: Long-wait cancer patient list grows again


The backlog of urgent cancer referral patients who have waited 104 days or more for treatment has increased month-on-month again, internal NHS data reveals.