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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.

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Trusts warned to check helipad safety after death

2023-08-02T10:25:00+01:00

Trusts have been told to check the safety of their helipads after an accident in a hospital car park left a pensioner dead.

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.

Money, finance and accounts

Revealed: the ICSs that refused to set breakeven plans

2023-06-02T04:45:00+01:00

More than half the integrated care systems in the north of England have refused to agree a balanced financial plan, HSJ has learned.

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Trust loses £85m contract for local services after winning work 200 miles away

2023-05-24T04:56:00+01:00

A foundation trust has lost an £85m contract to provide healthcare services in its local prisons to a private company, after taking over the same services from the same company 230 miles away.

Julian Kelly

Third of ICSs fail to set balanced budgets

2023-05-19T03:42:00+01:00

A total of 14 integrated care systems are forecasting a combined deficit of £650m in 2023-24, NHS England’s chief finance officer said on Thursday.

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CEO of struggling ICS to retire

2023-05-17T06:08:00+01:00

The chief executive of one of England’s most challenged integrated care systems has announced her retirement.

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Waiting list hits new record high as attention shifts to 65-week breaches

2023-05-11T10:30:00+01:00

The NHS waiting list hit a record 7.3 million incomplete pathways in March, according to new official data, as trust bosses gear up to clear the circa 95,000 patients who have waited over 65 weeks.

Bill Shields

ICS already admitting it will miss March 2024 elective waiting time target

2023-05-10T10:00:00+01:00

One of the country’s most challenged integrated care systems has told NHS England it expects to significantly miss the March 2024 target to end elective waits of 65 weeks or longer.

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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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Revealed: The integrated care partnerships with no public meetings or minutes

2023-05-09T10:19:00+01:00

Six integrated care systems have not held any public meetings of their ‘partnership’ boards – and nine have not published any ICP meetings or papers – nearly a year after they were set up.

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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.