PERFORMANCE: Mid Essex Hospital Services has two performance notices imposed on it by NHS Mid Essex.

The primary care trust’s commissioning report noted that one notice had been applied because the trust’s plastic surgery admitted backlog had increased from 103 as 25th April, to 310 as at 14th November.

It added: “This occurred during the period that the trusts original remedial action plan had been operating.”

The PCT has recieved a further remedial action plan.

A second notice was applied after three serious incidents reported by the trust “which appeared to have an underlying theme around lack off observations undertaken on patients”.