South East London ICS

Hospital beds

System agrees 10% bed base increase to ease A&E crisis

2023-11-08T12:56:00+00:00

An integrated care system is planning to open between 70 and 100 addtional mental health beds to deal with a crisis in capacity.

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.

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How doctors, managers and others learned to be system leaders together

2023-08-23T04:40:00+01:00

The South East London ICS leadership academy provides long-term training to people at all levels within the ICS and from both the NHS and voluntary sector and other partners, writes Ben Collins

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Fresh spending crackdown as NHSE is accused of ‘micro-managing’

2023-07-27T04:36:00+01:00

Fifteen health systems that submitted deficit plans have been told to review all their staffing vacancies to ‘consider where the removal or freezing of posts is appropriate’.

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.

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Trust gets permanent chief after merger plans dropped

2023-06-21T15:18:00+01:00

A specialist trust which had previously been the subject of takeover talks has appointed a new substantive chief executive.

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London Eye: Trusts wobble on consultant pay demand

2023-06-07T10:46:00+01:00

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.

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Mayor intervenes in NHSE reconfiguration row

2023-06-05T17:03:00+01:00

The mayor of London is independently reviewing NHS England plans to reconfigure children’s cancer services in the capital, which were triggered when the commissioner finally accepted the current arrangements are unsafe.

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London Eye: What’s in Caroline Clarke’s in-tray?

2023-05-24T12:30:00+01:00

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.

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Trust loses £85m contract for local services after winning work 200 miles away

2023-05-24T04:56:00+01:00

A foundation trust has lost an £85m contract to provide healthcare services in its local prisons to a private company, after taking over the same services from the same company 230 miles away.

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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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Trust delays £450m IT system to ensure ‘safe’ implementation

2023-02-21T06:15:00+00:00

One of England’s biggest NHS trusts has delayed the implementation of its new £450m electronic patient record to ensure the new system is launched ‘safely’, HSJ has learned.

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Mental Health Matters: ‘Am I in prison?’

2022-12-06T13:51:00+00:00

HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector, by correspondent Emily Townsend — contact me in confidence.

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What London’s NHS can learn from Singapore

2022-11-17T12:05:00+00:00

Singapore’s NHG and South East London integrated care systems’ evidence for new care models relies on a small number of health systems and their track record of replicating these models effectively remains highly variable, writes Ben Collins and Jonty Heaversedge

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London Eye: The best and worst cancer waits by ICB

2022-07-13T12:58:00+01:00

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.

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Revealed: The areas with the strongest and weakest primary care

2022-04-21T10:51:00+01:00

Official workforce statistics reveal huge variation in primary care staffing across different health systems – with London and the South East appearing to be particularly underserved and the South West relatively well resourced.

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‘Disproportionate’ infection control holding back electives, say NHS bosses

2022-03-21T05:00:00+00:00

Infection control rules in the NHS are ‘now disproportionate to the risks’ posed by covid and should be relaxed, including potentially allowing staff with covid to work, some of the NHS’s most senior leaders have said.

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London Eye: What will we get for the £1.5bn?

2022-02-23T12:45:00+00:00

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.

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ICS sounds alarm as fifth of hospital patients stay more than three weeks

2021-10-26T05:16:00+01:00

Regional bosses say they need to understand ‘if and how’ hospitals can reduce the number of long-stay patients – with some areas reporting more than one in five beds being ‘blocked’.

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Trust’s new CEO means three London chiefs have a minority ethnic background

2021-08-26T04:25:00+01:00

A London mental health trust has appointed an interim chief executive, who will be the third provider chief known to have a minority ethnic background in the capital.