Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ICS

Ellen Wilkinson

Medic to review dozens of suicides linked to trust


A trust has appointed a chair to lead an independent review into dozens of suicides that were sparked by allegations of record tampering.

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CEO leaves trust criticised over suicide review


The chief executive of a trust recently pressured into commissioning an external review of dozens of suicides is leaving after under two years in post.

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Reversal of ‘huge achievement’ as agency spending breaches £3bn


NHS trust spending on agency staff surged to £3.5bn last year, according to recently published figures.

Des McVey

CQC sorry for failing to act on ‘note tampering’ concerns


The Care Quality Commission has apologised after admitting it failed to act on whistleblowing concerns “in a timely manner”.


Trust reveals major data breaches involving over 22,000 patients’ data


A major teaching trust mistakenly released private information belonging to more than 22,000 patients in two major data breaches.


Two-year waits for community mental health services revealed for the first time


Official data published for the first time has revealed more than 24,000 children and young people are waiting almost two years to be seen by community mental health services.

David Gilbert

ImPatient: Escorted to the car park


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Whistleblower raises alarm over ‘inadequate’ investigation into 60 suicides


A trust pressured into commissioning an external review of dozens of suicides faces fresh criticism and questions about the probe’s credibility after it emerged the investigation will not investigate each case but instead look to ‘identify themes’.

Money, finance and accounts

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


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.

Des McVey

Trust told it ‘lacks skills or integrity’ to carry out suicides review


A senior clinician has raised fundamental concerns about a trust’s probe into dozens of suicide cases, which was sparked by his allegations that staff had tampered with the notes of a patient.


Revealed: Trust alerts police over clinician who ‘worked on forged qualifications’


A major teaching hospital has alerted the police after it discovered an advanced clinical practitioner who worked for the trust for several years and likely saw thousands of patients was doing so on forged professional qualifications, HSJ has learned.

Digital innovation

Revealed: First ICS digital maturity ratings


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

Money, finance and accounts

ICSs get ‘significantly harder’ savings target of 6pc


NHS organisations will have to make average efficiency savings of almost 6 per cent to meet their financial requirements this year, a report suggests, which is significantly higher than the levels demanded before the pandemic.

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Revealed: the tenfold regional difference in access to GP records


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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More than half of ICSs lack ‘crucial’ health management systems


More than half of integrated care systems do not have a fully developed population health management system, despite this being a ‘core aim’, HSJ  can reveal.

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Deficit trusts face ‘intimidating conversations’ and orders to hold down staffing


NHS England has told many trusts and systems they are not allowed to increase their staffing establishment in the next 12 months, HSJ has learned.

Caroline Walker

Acute boss takes ‘semi retirement’


The chief executive of an acute trust in the East of England has announced she is stepping down to take “semi-retirement”.

Peterborough City Hospital

Trust calls out cleaning firm over high infection rates


An acute trust has publicly accused its cleaning contractor of failing to meet nationally set cleaning standards, and said this has contributed to a ‘large spike’ in hospital-acquired infections.


Trust criticised over handling of 60-hour A&E waits


Senior staff have questioned why a major hospital did not seek support from neighbours when emergency patients were left waiting more than 60 hours to be admitted to a bed.

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Hospital’s ‘consistently high’ mortality rate under investigation


NHS England and local system leaders are looking into “consistently high” mortality rates over the last two years at an acute hospital after previous reviews failed to find an explanation, an integrated care board meeting was told this week.