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James Illman

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  • Traffic lights

    Essex trust merger confirmed to go live next monthSubscription

    29 March, 2017

    Two foundation trusts that mainly provide mental health services in Essex have had a long-awaited merger approved.

  • Beds

    NHS challenges reflected by record high bed occupancy Subscription

    27 February, 2017

    The latest NHS bed occupancy figures are the highest ever recorded for a third quarter since quarterly data collections began in 2010, providing a further sign of the system’s capacity challenges.

  • South essex map

    Nursing director will now cover three trusts in EssexSubscription

    20 January, 2017Comments (1)

    Three Essex trusts that are setting up a new “group” model to run their three hospitals have finalised their new “joint executive” team, including nurse leadership.

  • basildon tower

    Essex trust declares first A&E 'critical incident in years'Subscription

    1 November, 2016Comments (1)

    Basildon hospital was forced to call its first internal critical incident in years and cancel ”significant amounts” of elective work last week due to a lack of available beds.

  • Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

    Concern over agency staff giving IV at 'special measures' trustSubscription

    19 October, 2016

    Some agency nurses on duty at an Essex hospital were observed administering intravenous care without it being known if they were competent to do so, a regulator has warned among a raft of failings that have seen the organisation recommended for entry into the support regime for struggling care providers.

  • Hinchingbrooke Hospital

    Former private franchise trust to exit 'special measures'Subscription

    11 August, 2016

    The district general hospital run for three years by a private company is to exit “special measures” after being rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission, just over a year after it was handed back to full NHS control.

  • Street_lighting_at_night

    Trust at staffing 'crisis point' plans A&E night time closure Subscription

    10 August, 2016

    United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has set out plans to temporarily close Grantham Hospital’s emergency department at night time, because of staff shortages and patient safety concerns.

  • Savings must be found without any additional transitional finance to help establish new services

    Regulator tells NHS trusts to curb clinical staff growthSubscription

    13 July, 2016Comments (17)

    Interventions taken by regulators in the coming weeks to regain control of NHS finances could result in some providers having fewer clinical staff, Nursing Times’ sister title HSJ has been told.

  • Colchester Hospital

    Trust told to partner with neighbour or face administrationSubscription

    28 April, 2016

    Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has been told by regulators if it does not form a “long term partnership” with Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust it risks being taken over by external administrators – a process which could result in its liquidation.

  • southend hospital

    Trust shuts beds after raising of nurse ratio concerns Subscription

    22 March, 2016

    Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been forced into significant bed closures after inspectors raised concerns about staff ratios and its stroke services.

All by James Illman