Two integrated care boards in the Midlands have made their interim chief executives substantive.
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.
The number of NHS community beds per head of population varies by more than 10 times between integrated care systems, an NHS England audit seen by HSJ suggests.
An integrated care board chair is keeping her job despite complaints being upheld against her in a previous role, it has emerged.
HSJ can reveal the first ratings given to every integrated care system for the ‘digital maturity’ of its NHS providers.
An external review has advised an integrated care board to do more to ‘hold the umbrella up’ to regulators, to protect its providers from their demands.
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.
At least 14 integrated care systems have now officially admitted they will end the year with a budget deficit, after just five areas said this at the start of the year.
NHS England is offering extra revenue funding to systems that commit to hold their financial positions for 2022-23 at an agreed level, HSJ has learned.
A trust chair failed to follow proper processes when suspending a colleague and did not always act with “honesty, truthfulness and clarity”, an investigation found.
There is little public support for prioritising waiting lists based on factors such as ethnicity, deprivation or lifestyle habits, despite a growing number of trusts exploring such an approach, new research has found.
Six integrated care boards across the West Midlands are proposing to establish a joint committee of chief executives to make shared decisions on key issues impacting the region, it has emerged.
Two out of three integrated care systems have fallen off track on their financial plans, with many now facing the prospect of having to report sizeable deficits in their first year of operation.
Dozens of NHS trusts are looking to adopt new software which can take health inequalities into account when prioritising patients for elective care.
Official workforce statistics reveal huge variation in primary care staffing across different health systems – with London and the South East appearing to be particularly underserved and the South West relatively well resourced.
A dozen health systems which received £160m from NHS England this summer to accelerate recovery of elective activity have so far fallen short of their pre-covid levels, HSJ analysis reveals.
Twelve integrated care systems and a coalition of children’s hospitals will receive a share of a £160m fund and commit to delivering 120 per cent of their pre-covid elective activity levels by July.