Emma-Jane Houghton

Government hospital building chief warns of ‘huge constraint’ in construction


A senior civil servant has said there are ‘huge constraints’ in the construction sector which will make it difficult to build and develop hospitals on an ‘unprecedented’ scale, as the government is planning.

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Four integrated care systems fail to appoint chairs


NHS England has been unable to appoint chairs for the NHS boards of four integrated care systems.

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Former private healthcare boss chosen to chair integrated care board

2021-10-15T05:24:00+01:00By Alison Moore

A former leader of King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust is one of three new integrated care board chairs who have been selected in the South East.


Leaders appointed in four more ICSs


Four more chairs have been announced for the new ‘integrated care boards’, which are set to take on commissioning budgets for each health system from April.

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ICS fails in second attempt to appoint a chair


A troubled integrated care system has failed to appoint a chair for a second time.

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Watchdog warns its powers will be weakened by Health and Care Bill reforms

2021-09-22T05:59:00+01:00By ,

The health service ombudsman has warned he will ‘be in no position to investigate’ the behaviour of another watchdog under the government’s health service reforms.

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HSJ podcast: Inequality kills: Why £2.3bn is not enough to rescue mental health


Health inequalities for those with a mental illness, learning disability or autism have existed for decades and the pandemic has made them even worse.

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The Download: Desperate for investment in EPRs

2021-10-19T11:13:00+01:00By 1 comments

The fortnightly newsletter that unpacks system leaders’ priorities for digital technology and the impact they are having on delivering health services. This week by senior correspondent Nick Carding.