Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ICS

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Regional ‘medical rate card’ plan revealed

2024-06-06T11:39:00+01:00

NHS organisations across the South West are planning a “regional medical rate card” in a bid to reduce pay for additional work.

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Shared EPR plan for three trusts gets go-ahead

2024-05-03T11:00:00+01:00

An integrated care system in the South West has had plans to install a shared electronic patient record system across its three acute trusts approved by NHS England.

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Exclusive: social care waiting times revealed for first time in a decade

2024-03-25T05:11:00+00:00

Older people are routinely enduring hidden waits of several months to get essential care and support, according to new figures obtained from government.

Bath

Revealed: The ICBs most reliant on private hospitals

2024-02-23T05:26:00+00:00

Up to 20 per cent of NHS elective patients are now being treated by private hospitals in some areas, analysis by HSJ  suggests.

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NHSE acts as performance deteriorates in five systems

2024-01-31T06:25:00+00:00

Five integrated care systems face escalations in central scrutiny and support following “deterioration” against key urgent and emergency care targets.

Money, finance and accounts

Nearly a third of ICSs admit finance plans will be missed

2024-01-30T12:25:00+00:00

At least 13 integrated care systems have now admitted they will miss the financial plans they signed up for at the start of the year.

Bath

ICB tenders £1.8bn contract to shake-up community services

2023-12-06T05:00:00+00:00

An integrated care board is advertising a contract worth around £1.8bn in what will represent a major shake-up of community health services, and the biggest such deal from an ICB so far.

Nick Carding 2023

West Country Chronicle: ICBs learn different lessons from procurement debacle

2023-11-27T13:04:00+00:00

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West Country Chronicle: Trust’s concern over ‘short-term’ funding agreements

2023-10-30T11:53:00+00:00

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ICBs must pay £1.7m for competition failure

2023-10-06T11:25:00+01:00

Three integrated care boards have had to pay £1.7m to a technology firm, after commissioners manipulated a procurement, new figures reveal.

Money, finance and accounts

Exclusive: Government and NHS in talks over £1bn funding gap

2023-10-04T03:50:00+01:00

Government is in talks with national NHS leaders over how to fill an urgent funding gap of at least £1bn this financial year, HSJ has learned, as new analysis shows all 42 local integrated care systems were behind their own plans less than halfway through 2023-24.

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West Country Chronicle: How a Nightingale hospital is, finally, the answer

2023-10-02T13:04:00+01:00

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Revealed: the ICSs where delayed discharge rates have doubled in a year

2023-09-25T03:57:00+01:00

More than half of integrated care systems have managed to cut their rates of delayed discharges this year, but performance worsened in 16 ICSs.

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West Country Chronicle: Leadership change comes to the peninsula

2023-08-07T12:23:00+01:00

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Digital innovation

Revealed: First ICS digital maturity ratings

2023-07-18T11:51:00+01:00

HSJ  can reveal the first ratings given to every integrated care system for the ‘digital maturity’ of its NHS providers.

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Revealed: the tenfold regional difference in access to GP records

2023-05-10T04:56:00+01:00

Fewer than one in 10 GP practices offers patients access to their records in several areas of England, with significant variation across England, six months ahead of a new deadline.

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ICBs hire same tech provider following court order to redo procurement

2023-04-17T11:25:00+01:00

Two integrated care boards have hired the same tech supplier after a court order to re-procure due to a previous purchasing process being deemed unlawful.

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West Country Chronicle: Staff survey reveals a county of contrast

2023-03-27T12:35:00+01:00

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West Country Chronicle: Two year waits have NOT been ‘eliminated’

2023-02-27T13:05:00+00:00

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Trust accused of highlighting long NHS waits to promote its private hospital

2023-02-17T12:38:00+00:00

An NHS trust has been accused of promoting its private hospital by highlighting the long NHS waiting times which it is supposed to be addressing.