Two integrated care boards in the Midlands have made their interim chief executives substantive.
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.
HSJ can reveal the first ratings given to every integrated care system for the ‘digital maturity’ of its NHS providers.
More than 60 pregnant women have had to be diverted to other trusts after a generator failure forced a West Midlands hospital to suspend maternity admissions for four days.
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.
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’.
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.
NHS England has demanded recovery plans from six systems with a poor record on delivering urgent cancer checks.
A national plan to build new ‘super’ primary care hubs in six areas has been halted with immediate effect by NHS England because of a lack of capital funding.
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.
The chief executive of a trust embroiled in the NHS’s biggest maternity scandal says staff have tried to embrace and understand the criticism they have received, and insists the culture of the organisation has started to change.
The waiting list for endoscopies has broken the record set during the height of the covid pandemic, as referrals for suspected colorectal cancer surged, HSJ analysis shows.
As we get ready to say goodbye to 2022, HSJ takes a look back at the 10 most read integration stories of the year.
The first NHS ambulance strike for 32 years appears not to have had any major impact so far.
Ministers approved two integrated care systems’ requests to pay their chief executives more than £240,000, HSJ can reveal.
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.
Plans for a much-delayed service overhaul in one of the country’s most troubled systems have won national approval, though questions remain over how crucial service improvements will be funded.