Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly ICS

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Mental Health Matters: 12-hour A&E waits rise again

2024-02-15T10:25:00+00:00

HSJ’s briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector, by senior correspondent Annabelle Collins — contact me in confidence.

Nick Carding 2023

West Country Chronicle: A £2.5m bureaucratic nightmare

2024-02-05T13:09:00+00:00

From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, West Country Chronicle offers essential insight into NHS matters in the South West. Contact me in confidence here.

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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.

Nick Carding 2023

West Country Chronicle: New year, same story?

2024-01-08T12:31:00+00:00

From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, West Country Chronicle offers essential insight into NHS matters in the South West. Contact me in confidence here.

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More patients ‘now dying in A&E’ finds trust review

2024-01-05T12:20:00+00:00

Ambulance handover delays and 21-hour waits for a bed in accident and emergency contributed to an increase in harm and mortality at a struggling trust, a review has found.

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HSJ’s 10 most-read integration stories of 2023

2023-12-28T03:07:00+00:00

As 2023 turns into 2024, we look at the integration stories which climbed their way up the most-read list this year

Ambulance

Health secretary told to intervene over ‘systemic’ ambulance deaths

2023-12-01T04:44:00+00:00

Ministers must intervene over systemic failures which are ‘too big for hospital or ambulance trusts to fix on their own’ and have led to multiple preventable deaths, a senior coroner has warned.

Nick Carding 2023

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

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

From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, West Country Chronicle offers essential insight into NHS matters in the South West. Contact me in confidence here.

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.

Nick Carding 2023

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

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

From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, West Country Chronicle offers essential insight into NHS matters in the South West. Contact me in confidence here.

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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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ICS pauses roll-out of ‘unique’ joint committees after legal advice

2023-09-20T11:21:00+01:00

An integrated care system has paused its implementation of unique new joint committees that sought to bridge the gap between providers and commissioner.

Nick Carding 2023

West Country Chronicle: Leadership change comes to the peninsula

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

From Cornwall to the Cotswolds, West Country Chronicle offers essential insight into NHS matters in the South West. Contact me in confidence here.

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Troubled ICS reveals ‘first in England’ shake-up of structure

2023-08-07T04:13:00+01:00

Cornwall’s commissioning board and two providers are set to delegate authority to two new joint committees in what local chiefs claim is a first-of-its-kind governance shake-up for the health service.

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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ICSs most ‘off target’ on recovery named by NHS England

2023-06-07T05:16:00+01:00

Seven integrated care systems and one ambulance trust have been placed in ‘intensive support’ because of their performance against urgent and emergency care metrics.

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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 employ consultancy for ‘rapid assessment’ of cost-saving opportunities

2023-05-05T05:04:00+01:00

Two integrated care boards are exploring closer joint working to help them make nationally required running cost reductions.

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ICS plans ‘integrated NHS groups’ spanning ICB and trusts

2023-02-15T13:07:00+00:00

An integrated care system that has struggled with ‘strained and challenging relationships’ is exploring ‘joint constitutional committees’ spanning its integrated care board and two provider trusts.

Gareth Davies

‘Unauthorised payoffs’ made to senior staff at six NHS organisations

2023-01-31T12:15:00+00:00

NHS England has been criticised by national auditors after a spate of unauthorised payoffs to departing commissioning staff, and warned that the move to integrated care boards may bring more.