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.
An ambulance trust is moving from forecasting breakeven at the end of 2023-24 to a £38.5m deficit, and declared it will need to be given extra cash ‘to support continuing operations’.
More than half of integrated care systems have managed to cut their rates of delayed discharges this year, but performance worsened in 16 ICSs.
A chief executive has been named for a new community and mental health trust in the south of England ahead of its planned formation next year.
HSJ can reveal the first ratings given to every integrated care system for the ‘digital maturity’ of its NHS providers.
An integrated care board and all seven of its member trusts have been placed into the ‘recovery support programmes’ – formerly known as special measures – by NHS England, after declaring a deficit plan for 2023-24.
Seven integrated care systems and one ambulance trust have been placed in ‘intensive support’ because of their performance against urgent and emergency care metrics.
Most GP practices in England are still using ‘archaic’ Lloyd George paper records despite a commitment to digitise them, HSJ has found.
More than half the integrated care systems in the north of England have refused to agree a balanced financial plan, HSJ has learned.
Two trusts in the south of England have named a joint chief executive as part of a major reorganisation.
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.
New restrictions are being introduced for autism assessments, with some areas now only accepting referrals for patients in crisis, HSJ has learned.
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.
Two trusts are set to appoint a single chief executive and executive team as they move towards a joined-up leadership model.
Trusts in the south of England are expected to see a lower rate of income growth under the planned new payment tariff for 2023-24.
The first NHS ambulance strike for 32 years appears not to have had any major impact so far.
National, system and trust leaders have told HSJ they fear for the safety of patients and the wellbeing of staff as the NHS experiences its first ambulance strike for 32 years.
An acute trust in the south of England has announced its new chief executive, more than a year after its former CEO left for a national role.
An integrated care system is planning a new trust for all its community and mental health services, which are currently offered by several providers.
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