People in west Essex are being asked for their views on proposals designed to make best use of the money available to the local NHS, while helping as many people as possible to live healthier, longer lives and avoid preventable illnesses.
These proposals are being put forward by West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (WECCG) and come as the CCG faces a number of challenges. The number of people who need health service support is increasing and many people are living longer, often with complex conditions.
People in west Essex and east and north Hertfordshire are now benefiting from more efficient, joined-up care. My Care Record allows clinicians at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust in Harlow to view a patient’s medical history over a secure network. Initially the system was piloted in A&E but has now been rolled-out across the whole hospital.
The majority of ambulances arriving at the Lister’s emergency now have their patients handover and ambulances ready to return to duty within 30 minutes of arriving. A new system, which was trialled in March 2017 and has been running since shows that the national turnaround standard is being achieved for over 80% of ambulances – which is the best performance in the East of England. Previously the Lister service saw between 10 to 15% of ambulances meet the standard.