Staff briefing roundup

Here’s a summary of what was covered in this week’s staff briefing…

Welcome – Rob Gerlis

Vaccination updates – Stephen Fry

  • Prevalence – Epping and Harlow is above the East of England average
  • New cases in past seven days – double what they were before
  • Still no deaths and East of England deaths are still at similar rate across England
  • Hospital rates are still at small numbers but are increasing compared to the last couple of weeks

 Peter Wightman

  • MP for North East Essex is recommending to leave ICS boundaries in East of England
  • Transformation Board committee last week – we agreed the children’s Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) backlog
  • Will be getting in touch with Virgin and Bernardo’s to help rectify the backlog
  • We have a lot of appraisals coming through – please continue to complete these


  • Grant Neofitou, Assistant Director of Pathway Transformation shared a presentation on outpatient recovery and transformation – view full presentation
  • Jessica Steele, Senior Transformation Manager, shared a presentation on Primary care transformation and Primary Care Networks – view full presentation

Local update – Peter Wightman

  • Everyone should have received a save the date diary invitation for the NHS’s 73rd big birthday tea. If you can make it that would be great. There are plans for a few games and also a mug cake challenge that everyone can get involved in. An invitation with more details will be shared soon
  • Staff quiz night – Thursday 15 July. Get your teams together and send the name of the captain and your team name to the Comms team as soon as you can
  • We have 16 colleagues who have not completed their mandatory training. Several reminders have been sent to them directly. This needs to be completed today (29 June) for the CCG to be IG compliant

A few reminders – Vanessa Moon

  • We have lots of old Christmas decorations in the office which need to be moved. If anyone wants to claim them, please get in touch with Debs. They will be binned if no one claims them in the next couple of weeks
  • We also have lots of cardigans in the office left behind since the first lockdown. If anyone thinks they have left theirs behind, please contact Debs as soon as possible

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