It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Former Hornchurch Dr Jailed For Patient Assaults
A former doctor from Hornchurch has been jailed for a series of indecent assaults on patients.
74 year-old Mohammed Haq, from Parkstone Avenue, carried out unnecessary examinations on three women and a 15 year-old girl during the 1970s and 1980s.
The attacks happened while Haq was working as a GP at the Burvill House and Hilltop surgeries in Hatfield.
He had denied the charges but was found guilty last week.
He has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
A chief Essex medic has told Heart all local councils and CCGs are now coming together to tackle mental health.
Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
Residents are being urged to give their views on the Chelmsford City Growth Package.
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