How Covid-19 shaped our future

When Covid-19 reached Mid and South Essex, our immediate reaction was to harness innovation from across our teams and services. There was much we didn’t know – but we did have skills that helped us find our way. We knew how to come together and collaborate, how to share and test new ideas, how to learn and adapt.

This approach helped us build our resilience from the outset. But it also left an unexpected legacy: stronger Foundations for our Future, with reconfigured services that better meet our needs, smarter use of technology and data, smoother processes and a more cohesive staff team.

Covid has taken its toll on us all. But today, the Trust is stronger than ever. In these stories, six of our staff describe their journey through the pandemic, and what they learned along the way.

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Protecting staff health and wellbeing

The pandemic highlighted the importance of maintaining staff wellbeing as never before…


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Improving quality even in the hardest of times

When the pandemic hit, Shevaun Mullender, Head of clinical quality improvement, considered. …


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Building a legacy for the future

With the trust merged, operating across a larger system enabled a more effective response…


Read Charlotte's story.

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Innovation through partnerships

When Covid struck, Medical Director Designate for the MSE ICS Dr Ronan Fenton was tasked with …

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Harnessing the potential of data analytics

During the pandemic, collaborating with partners to gather data for analytics was essential…

Read Josie's story.

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Changing culture through better relationships

Consultant Chris Westall spent the pandemic working in critical care. The key learning for him…


Read Chris' story.