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‘Untenable stalemate’ is halting GP practice upgrades, say ICBs

2024-02-16T05:09:00+00:00

An “untenable stalemate” in funding has virtually halted GP practice building work, despite national commitments to expand primary care, multiple NHS organisations are warning.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Time up for two smallest trusts?

2024-02-12T12:26:00+00:00

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‘Insufficient curiosity’ of trust’s leaders enabled abuse

2024-01-31T15:40:00+00:00

A major review into a mental health unit abuse scandal has found a catalogue of failings, including repeated missed opportunities to act on concerns, and a board “disconnected” from the realities faced by patients and staff.

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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.

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Nearly a third of ICSs admit finance plans will be missed

2024-01-30T12:25:00+00:00

At least 13 integrated care systems have now admitted they will miss the financial plans they signed up for at the start of the year.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Admitting the game’s up

2024-01-26T17:24:00+00:00

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Discharging patients to virtual ward led to near-doubling of costs, study finds

2024-01-25T05:26:00+00:00

Researchers have found the cost impact of discharging patients to a virtual ward was almost double that of traditional inpatient care.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Trust left isolated as strike nears 50 days

2024-01-15T12:50:00+00:00

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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

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Trust finally launches review into consultancy contract that was never tendered

2023-12-21T04:05:00+00:00

A major trust has launched an external review into a decade-long consultancy contract that was never subject to a public tender process.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: 12-hour trolley waits an ‘acceptable compromise’

2023-12-19T13:01:00+00:00

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Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Trusts prepare for fight over maternity

2023-12-04T12:35:00+00:00

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‘Arms race’ between trusts led to ICS’s financial collapse, says CEO

2023-12-04T04:53:00+00:00

A struggling health system has failed to collaborate on key issues due to a hangover from the ‘clinical arms race’ by its providers, a chief executive has said.

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ICSs have the opportunity to end HIV transmissions

2023-11-30T13:00:00+00:00

Ahead of World AIDS Day, James Cole, National AIDS Trust’s senior policy, research and influencing manager, highlights key opportunities for integrated care systems to tackle inequalities, and HIV Outcomes UK’s new briefing

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NHSE data system ‘may distract from local innovation’, warns ICB chief

2023-11-22T16:25:00+00:00

Implementing NHS England’s new federated data platform risks ‘distracting’ one of the largest care systems from getting the most out of its existing systems, its leader has warned.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Can region justify its outlying workforce numbers?

2023-11-20T12:28:00+00:00

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Headcount rise of 4,000 ‘not readily explainable’ by troubled ICS

2023-11-15T12:26:00+00:00

The hiring of several thousand staff in a financially troubled health system was found to be ‘not readily explainable’ and well beyond the increases reported by similar areas.

Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Criticising your own team’s a risky tactic

2023-11-06T12:28:00+00:00

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Lawrence Dunhill 2023

North by North West: Trust backed into corner as strikes escalate

2023-10-23T13:07:00+01:00

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