The panel at a recent HSJ webinar argued value in medicine goes far beyond a review of the price tag – and expressed optimism that the ICS landscape presents opportunities to develop that broader understanding
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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Integrated care systems ‘where everybody’s getting on well’ tend to avoid tackling ‘uncomfortable’ – but critical – issues, according to NHS England’s national director of intermediate care and rehabilitation.
HSJ can reveal the first ratings given to every integrated care system for the ‘digital maturity’ of its NHS providers.
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Seven integrated care systems and one ambulance trust have been placed in ‘intensive support’ because of their performance against urgent and emergency care metrics.
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.
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.
NHS England has demanded recovery plans from six systems with a poor record on delivering urgent cancer checks.
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.
Internal NHS data suggests every integrated care system is set to bust the caps placed on their agency spending, many by over 50 per cent.
England’s highest rated integrated care system has fallen £18.5m behind its financial target for the year, with local leaders warning of a ‘fundamental dichotomy’ between the assumptions made in their fiscal plans and reality.
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.
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