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Javid may drop power to block unpopular service change


Sajid Javid is considering scrapping or watering down plans to give him power over local service changes, in response to concerns from the service, but is expected to plough on with other controversial proposals in the Health and Care Bill, HSJ has learned.

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Pritchard calls for ‘consensus building’ on Health and Care Bill


The chief executive of NHS England has called for a ‘spirit of joint working and consensus building’ as the Health and Care Bill – parts of which face widespread opposition – goes through Parliament this year.

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Integrated care systems to set own constitution and pay


The new health bill will allow integrated care systems to set their own constitution, determine staff pay and raise ‘additional income’ but the health secretary will have the power to approve ICS chairs.

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Mapped: ICSs and their new leaders


HSJ’s map showing which integrated care systems have chairs and chief executives in place ahead of becoming statutory organisations in April 2022.

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The Integrator: New health bill ‘more combustible’ than Lansley’s


Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by senior correspondent Sharon Brennan.

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HSJ podcast: The health bill has landed


The Health and Care Bill has finally been published. We discuss the most eye-catching measures and the controversies surrounding what was supposed to be straightforward legislation.

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HSJ podcast: Why £15.6bn extra spells cuts for the NHS


The government has announced £16bn more for the NHS — but NHS England is having to curb its ‘long-term plan’ ambitions and considering which of its budgets to shave. This week’s HSJ Health Check podcast explores why.

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Recovery Watch: NHS England’s promise on inequalities data is well overdue

2021-09-15T13:00:00+01:00By 4 comments

Recovering services from the covid crisis is the big task for NHS leaders for the foreseeable future. The Recovery Watch newsletter tracks prospects and progress. This week by staffing and equalities correspondent Nick Kituno.