North East and North Cumbria ICS

Computer data

Newly installed EPR contributed to A&E death, warns coroner

2024-02-23T11:54:00+00:00

A newly installed electronic patient record contributed to the “preventable” death of a 31-year-old woman in an emergency department, a trust has been warned.

finance money coins

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

2024-02-15T04:17:00+00:00

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

Money, finance and accounts

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.

Dame Jackie Daniel

Trust’s leadership rating cut from ‘outstanding’ to ‘inadequate’ amid nepotism claims

2024-01-24T04:10:00+00:00

A major hospital trust’s leadership rating has dropped from “outstanding” to “inadequate” after staff described a culture of “nepotism” where bullying was “commonplace”.

Dame Jackie Daniel

Major trust’s ‘outstanding’ rating suspended after well-led review

2023-11-09T12:49:00+00:00

An ‘outstanding’ hospital trust has had its Care Quality Commission rating suspended, in a rare step by the regulator, due to ‘significant discrepancies’ between the current assessment and findings at a recent inspection.

data network puzzle

ICB chiefs urged to join campaign to build confidence in £480m data platform

2023-10-26T15:41:00+01:00

The growing campaign to build support for NHS England’s controversial Federated Data Platform ahead of the announcement of which supplier has secured the £480m operating contract is attempting to win the support of integrated care board chief executives, HSJ has learned.

Money, finance and accounts

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

2023-10-04T03:50:00+01:00

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.

Darren Best

Former policeman to chair ‘outstanding’ trust

2023-08-22T03:00:00+01:00

A former police officer has been announced as the new chair of a major mental health trust.

Digital innovation

Revealed: First ICS digital maturity ratings

2023-07-18T11:51:00+01:00

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

Money, finance and accounts

Revealed: the ICSs that refused to set breakeven plans

2023-06-02T04:45:00+01:00

More than half the integrated care systems in the north of England have refused to agree a balanced financial plan, HSJ has learned.

sam allen

Region trapped in ‘vicious circle’ as NHS ‘incentivises poor performance’, says ICS chief

2023-05-30T11:12:00+01:00

People in the North East of England are being trapped in a ‘vicious circle of ill health’ due to national funding structures which ‘incentivise’ poorly performing areas, according to the chief executive of the largest commissioning board.

Mobile phone

Revealed: the tenfold regional difference in access to GP records

2023-05-10T04:56:00+01:00

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.

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Revealed: The integrated care partnerships with no public meetings or minutes

2023-05-09T10:19:00+01:00

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.

Emily Moore

More prosecutions launched over patient deaths at trust

2023-02-24T11:31:00+00:00

A scandal-hit mental health trust is facing further prosecutions over alleged care failings relating to the deaths of two inpatients, HSJ can reveal.

Trudie Davies

Acute trust appoints new CEO

2022-12-14T12:30:00+00:00

An acute trust in the North East has appointed a new chief executive.

The new Northumbria hospital

Building firm agrees £100m settlement for hospital ‘defects’

2022-12-13T12:36:00+00:00

A construction firm has agreed to pay around £100m to an NHS trust after structural defects were found at one of its hospitals, HSJ understands.

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Vulnerable patients injured by 'inadequate' service

2022-10-05T11:51:00+01:00

A troubled trust’s inpatient wards for people with a learning disability or autism have been rated “inadequate”, with staff criticised for resorting to restraint too readily which sometimes injured patients.

Ambulance

Lawyers warned trust that staff could ‘pick and choose’ documents for coroners

2022-09-20T06:20:00+01:00

An ambulance trust accused of withholding key evidence from coroners was previously warned its staff needed training to ‘understand the real risk of committing criminal offences’ in relation to inquests into patient deaths.

sam allen

‘Life threatening’ risk to clinically vulnerable after firms disconnect energy supply, warns NHS chief

2022-09-02T16:49:00+01:00

A senior NHS leader has warned of a “life-threatening” situation in which clinically vulnerable people are being admitted to hospital after having their energy supplies disconnected.

Rose Lodge

CQC criticises outstanding-rated trust for ‘unsafe’ staffing

2022-07-08T07:01:00+01:00

An ‘outstanding’ rated mental health trust has been criticised by the Care Quality Commission for ‘unsafe’ levels of staffing and inadequate monitoring of vulnerable patients.