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.
More than half of integrated care systems have managed to cut their rates of delayed discharges this year, but performance worsened in 16 ICSs.
Two trusts remain in discussions with a tech firm over financial compensation a year after a cyber attack left them without access to patient records for months.
A long-serving trust chief executive has announced she will retire in April after 41 years in the NHS.
A judge has sided with three councils and dismissed an acute trust’s legal challenge in a row over payments to offset demand pressure from thousands of new homes.
A community trust chief executive is leaving to become the first managing director of an acute hospital which has joined an expanding provider group.
A trust has been accused of presiding over the deterioration of a key service amid communication problems between senior leaders and a ‘worrying series of resignations’ which has left the department with ‘no doctors’.
HSJ can reveal the first ratings given to every integrated care system for the ‘digital maturity’ of its NHS providers.
Acute trust leaders have expressed ‘extreme concern’ over their ability to maintain safe services in the upcoming junior doctor and consultant strikes.
An acute trust has mounted a legal challenge against three councils after its bid to secure almost £2m to offset demand pressure from thousands of new homes was rejected.
Seven integrated care systems and one ambulance trust have been placed in ‘intensive support’ because of their performance against urgent and emergency care metrics.
More than half the integrated care systems in the north of England have refused to agree a balanced financial plan, HSJ has learned.
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.
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.
A high-profile £250m government intervention to free up hospital beds has so far failed to deliver any significant reduction in delayed discharges – with multiple systems instead reporting large increases.
An acute trust chief executive has criticised the lack of communication during last month’s nursing strike, warning that he and other accountable officers could face manslaughter charges if patients are put in danger by decisions made by senior colleagues elsewhere in the system.
As we get ready to say goodbye to 2022, HSJ takes a look back at the 10 most read integration stories 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.
Six integrated care boards across the West Midlands are proposing to establish a joint committee of chief executives to make shared decisions on key issues impacting the region, it has emerged.
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