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Nick Carding 2023

West Country Chronicle: An ICB finds inspiration in Brazil

2024-03-27T18:16:00+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.

Dentistry

Revealed: The ICSs furthest behind on dental access

2024-03-18T04:49:00+00:00

Several integrated care systems are struggling to deliver more than half the NHS dental appointments they had hoped for in 2023-24, and all areas are lagging, figures obtained by HSJ suggest.

Nick Carding 2023

West Country Chronicle: Where four out of five CEOs are new

2024-03-04T14:05:00+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.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: The threat of regime change

2024-02-26T12:50:00+00:00

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England. Contact me in confidence here.

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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.

Chris Balch

Trust names first new chair in 10 years

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

An acute and community trust in one of the country’s most challenged systems has announced a replacement for its long-serving chair, who will leave the organisation in May.

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.

Adam Doyle

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

Hospital beds

Core bed numbers fall in seven systems, despite NHSE plan

2023-12-18T12:58:00+00:00

The number of ‘core’ acute beds has fallen in seven health systems since the summer, according to official sitrep data.

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Money ‘leaching’ from NHS due to patient choice policy, says ICS boss

2023-12-12T12:55:00+00:00

The CEO of an integrated care system has said the choice agenda, in which the NHS pays for patients to be treated at a private provider, is costing his system £8m a year.

Steve Moore

New CEO appointed at struggling ICB

2023-11-14T04:47:00+00:00

One of England’s most challenged integrated care systems has appointed a new chief executive.

Dave West 2023

The Integrator: Baby steps again on specialised services

2023-11-09T13:08:00+00:00

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.

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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U-turn on interim role for ex-CEO of hospitals at centre of maternity scandal

2023-09-05T12:30:00+01:00

An integrated care board announced the appointment of an interim chief executive – who led a health board in Wales at the centre of a maternity scandal – only for her to withdraw about two weeks later, it has emerged.

Paul Roberts

Experienced CEO joins ‘trust under great pressure’

2023-09-04T11:35:00+01:00

A struggling South West trust has appointed a new chief executive officer on an interim basis amid on-going financial woes.

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.