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    Revealed: Management redundancies signed off by NHSI committee


    NHS Improvement’s provider leadership committee approved nine compulsory redundancies at senior level over nine months in 2016-17, documents obtained by HSJ reveal.

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    Hospital group launches review over 'higher than expected' mortality


    South Essex trusts launch mortality review to address ‘higher than expected’ rates Basildon also carries out review following ‘sustained rise’ since 2014-15 ‘nadir’ Group MD ‘not concerned’ by Basildon rise, but warns group improvement will ‘take time’ Three Essex acute trusts establishing a new

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    Cyber attack disruption will drag into sixth day


    At least five trusts cancelled some appointments on Tuesday One said it was cancelling activity on Wednesday Many are still in the process of recovering IT systems Many of the trusts most severely disrupted by Friday’s cyber attack are expecting to resume most patient services on Wednesday, but

  • Barts Health NHS Trust

    Operations and services disrupted as cyber attack fallout persists


    Patients warned of further disruption and cancellations as group of large providers grapple with cyber attack fallout Jeremy Hunt says it is  “encouraging” that there had not yet been a “second spike” of attacks Government’s COBRA committee meeting on Monday evening to discuss further action

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    Revealed: The seven hospitals struggling to recover from ransomware attack


    Seven trusts receiving national support following cyber attack are named Security experts warn it is likely there will be more organisations affected at ‘significant scale’ Concerns focused on primary care   The seven hospitals which are receiving special support from national organisations in the

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    HSJ Local

    Success regime will not solve region's problems, warn senior medics


    Essex success regime proposals will not address workforce or sustainability problems, warn senior medics East of England Clinical Senate said a “bolder” plan and extended timescale is needed Success regime said it was “delighted” the senate agreed with its “direction of travel” Plans for a major

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    HSJ Local

    'Joint executive' team to lead three trusts revealed


    Clare Panniker finalises top team to lead Basildon, Southend and Mid Essex “group model” Team includes members from each trust and Basildon has biggest representation Team must take crucial decisions over major acute reconfiguration and A E downgrades Three Essex trusts setting up a new

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    HSJ Local

    Chief executive set to take over third trust


    Basildon trust chief executive Clare Panniker poised to take over at Southend Current chief stepping down “in recognition” of need for “single executive team” across the trusts Southend board must still sign off the appointment Ms Panniker also runs Mid Essex trust and the leadership team

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    Exclusive: STPs chosen to lead major £350m back office savings drive


    Greater Manchester, Kent, Essex and north west London to be back office merger “pathfinders” Their models will be used as blueprints for other STPs NHS Improvement says back office bill can be cut by £350m over next four years Four sustainability and transformation plan areas will spearhead

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    HSJ Local

    Trust declares first A&E 'critical incident' in several years


    Basildon takes ’very unusual step’ due to lack of beds for new admissions Trust forced to ’cancel significant amounts’ of elective work Move follows similar action taken at nearby Southend just weeks earlier Basildon hospital was forced to call its first internal critical incident in ...