Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.
A row has broken out between the government and NHS England over £50m funding for NHS staff pay.
A community trust that lost a key contract has written to members of Parliament, claiming the procurement process was “fundamentally flawed”.
A trust set to lose nearly a third of its income after missing out on a major service contract has ruled out a legal challenge.
Community health service spending by the NHS has been cut over the past two financial years, while primary care saw large real terms increases, according to data newly released by NHS England.
NHS trusts in London have criticised proposed changes to the national payment tariff which would cut their income by an estimated £300m.
A north London CCG has resorted to offering subsidies to persuade a GP practice to move into a community hospital site.
A London trust has been named as the preferred bidder for a £450m community services contract that has been criticised for not offering enough money to meet its service obligations.
A second NHS trust has withdrawn its bid for a £450m community services contract in west London because it could not get under the cost cap.
One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.
Commissioners have tendered a £450m contract for community services in west London, which has sparked apparent interest from at least two NHS trusts and private provider Virgin Care.
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Papworth Hospital Foundation Trust was the worst trust in England for racial bias in its formal disciplinary process last financial year.
Commissioners in north west London spent £36m on consultancy firms over the last four financial years – including millions on service redesign recently stalled by NHS Improvement.