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Welcome to new clients and colleagues in Essex

Essex IT.jpegWe are delighted to begin providing commissioning support services in Essex this week (from 1 July) and look forward to welcoming new clients and colleagues, as we work collaboratively to deliver high quality, flexible, patient centred services.

After months of careful planning, NHS Arden & GEM will begin formally working with seven Essex CCGs, who serve a total population of 1.8 million people, to deliver:

  • Corporate IT support, including strategic planning and operational delivery, and GP IT support, to enable the transformation of primary care services, for Basildon and Brentwood, Castle Point and Rochford, Mid-Essex, North East Essex, Southend, Thurrock and West Essex CCGs.
  • Business intelligence services, to support knowledge development and drive innovation, for Basildon and Brentwood, Castle Point and Rochford, Mid Essex, Southend and Thurrock CCGs.
  • Finance and HR services for Basildon and Brentwood, Castle Point and Rochford, Southend and Thurrock CCGs.

The appointment was based on Arden & GEM’s successful track record in developing strategic partnerships that deliver collaboration, co-operation and co-design to improve outcomes within a financially challenging and fast paced local health economy. Management of the three year contract will be overseen by a dedicated Chief Operating Officer, Anthony Upshall.

To ensure a smooth transition from the existing service, and sustainability for staff members already involved in service delivery, a number of North East London Commissioning Support Unit staff have successfully transferred across to Arden & GEM.