Cheshire and Merseyside ICS

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NHSE ‘treads tightrope’ with new cash bailout for deficit ICSs

2024-02-15T04:17:00+00:00

NHS England is set to give around £650m to some health systems to offset financial deficits and ease cash pressures, HSJ has learned.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Time up for two smallest trusts?

2024-02-12T12:26:00+00:00

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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.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Admitting the game’s up

2024-01-26T17:24:00+00:00

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Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Trust left isolated as strike nears 50 days

2024-01-15T12:50:00+00:00

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ICB chair quits to lead two acute trusts

2023-12-20T13:12:00+00:00

An integrated care board chair is to step down for a permanent role leading two trusts.

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Two trusts in city with ‘hospital for every part of body’ to merge CEO role

2023-12-19T16:24:00+00:00

The city with five separate specialist trusts will see two of its trusts share a single chief executive from early next year.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: 12-hour trolley waits an ‘acceptable compromise’

2023-12-19T13:01:00+00:00

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System must show ‘more courage’ to relocate hospital, says CEO

2023-11-30T05:29:00+00:00

System leaders must show ‘more courage’ to address the patient safety risks attached to the only standalone women’s hospital in the NHS, its chief executive says.

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Trust reviews leadership options as CEO leaves for scandal-hit neighbour

2023-11-22T10:00:00+00:00

A scandal-hit acute trust has appointed the long-serving leader of a specialist provider as its substantive chief executive.

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Cost improvement plans will not solve the NHS’s financial crisis

2023-11-22T05:59:00+00:00

The current NHS ‘cost improvement model’ is not sufficient to meet financial constraints, but an allocative efficiency approach being applied at Mersey Care Foundation Trust offers hope, its leaders argue

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Can region justify its outlying workforce numbers?

2023-11-20T12:28:00+00:00

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Tackling healthcare inequality does not mean prioritising the poor

2023-11-08T06:00:00+00:00

Ruth Robertson highlights how tackling inequalities in waiting lists calls for inclusivity in addressing disparities amid the growing backlog

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Criticising your own team’s a risky tactic

2023-11-06T12:28:00+00:00

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Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Trust backed into corner as strikes escalate

2023-10-23T13:07:00+01:00

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Population health tools and new pathways are helping Cheshire and Merseyside support those most at risk of fuel poverty.

2023-10-09T04:00:00+01:00

In response to the UK’s rising fuel poverty crisis, a collaborative initiative in Cheshire and Merseyside utilises data-driven strategies to identify and assist vulnerable individuals, making a meaningful impact on their lives and setting a precedent for broader implementation in the region

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Police investigate trust for corporate manslaughter

2023-10-04T13:09:00+01:00

Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust is being investigated for corporate manslaughter following Lucy Letby’s conviction for murdering babies while working on its neonatal unit.

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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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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.