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ICBs have had little impact on the ingrained variation in NHS care


Variation between the best and worst performers in the NHS’s drive to increase elective activity is getting worse in many areas reports the Medical Technology Group.

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NHSE ‘treads tightrope’ with new cash bailout for deficit ICSs


NHS England is set to give around £650m to some health systems to offset financial deficits and ease cash pressures, HSJ has learned.


NHSE acts as performance deteriorates in five systems


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


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.

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Councils to oppose controversial emergency care shake-up


A committee representing four councils has set out “fundamental concerns” over a major reconfiguration of services across Humber and Lincolnshire.

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Trusts entering care market ‘threaten viability of existing providers’


A local authority where a foundation trust has registered to provide social care has warned the move may destabilise other organisations, and encouraged NHS providers to focus on community health services.


Google and ICS tech leaders in talks for first-of-kind patient data scheme


Tech staff in an integrated care system are in talks with tech giant Google – and has previously considered working with Apple – for a project aimed at giving patients easier access to their data.

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Hospital launches social care service to reduce ‘astronomical’ delayed discharges


An acute trust is launching its own social care service to reduce the ‘astronomical’ costs of delayed discharges.

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Exclusive: Government and NHS in talks over £1bn funding gap


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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Ex-CEO to chair trust with ‘inadequate’ leadership


York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals FT has appointed its third chair in less than two years.


Police dropping most mental health calls ‘could cost NHS £260m’


The national rollout of a new policing model scaling back officers’ responses to mental health incidents could cost the NHS around £260m, a trust chief executive has told MPs.

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Revealed: First ICS digital maturity ratings


HSJ  can reveal the first ratings given to every integrated care system for the ‘digital maturity’ of its NHS providers.

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Leading ‘trust in distress’ can be like playing ‘whack-a-mole’, says CEO


A drawn out CQC inspection process that saw the final report published more than seven months later was difficult for staff to deal with, a trust CEO has admitted.

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Trust leadership rated ‘inadequate’ as CQC accuses staff of ‘ignoring’ problems


An acute trust’s leadership has been downgraded to ‘inadequate’ after some staff ignored concerns raised directly by CQC inspectors, while others said bullying was ‘rife’.


ICSs most ‘off target’ on recovery named by NHS England


Seven integrated care systems and one ambulance trust have been placed in ‘intensive support’ because of their performance against urgent and emergency care metrics.

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Error causes 800 patients to be wrongly removed from waiting list


A trust is carrying out a review after hundreds of patients were wrongly removed from the waiting list and potentially missed out on treatment.

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Revealed: the ICSs that refused to set breakeven plans


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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‘Over a year behind’ on key maternity target, NHSE admits


Pregnant women and new mothers are facing wide variation in access to mental health support, new figures suggest, as NHS England admits national performance on a key long-term plan goal to expand services is ‘over a year behind trajectory’.

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Trust chair resigns ahead of critical CQC report


A trust chair has resigned after 15 months in the role.


Director made trust CEO after 17 years on board


A Yorkshire acute trust has confirmed its CEO will take on the role permanently after holding the post as an interim for more than a year.