Trusts struggling to fill senior leader posts
Trusts struggling to fill senior leader posts
by Seamus Ward
17 July 2018

Trusts face significant difficulties in recruiting and retaining senior leaders because of the NHS blame culture and a ‘near toxic’ mix of organisational pressures, according to new analysis.

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Interim financial support increases
Interim financial support increases
by ​Seamus Ward
15 July 2018

The amount owed by trusts in short-term loans increased by more than 50% by the end of 2017/18 compared with the previous year.

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​Providers issue warning on new funding
​Providers issue warning on new funding
by Seamus Ward
08 July 2018

The cost of returning the NHS to a sustainable financial position while meeting NHS constitution targets could swallow up most of the new funding announced by the government, NHS Providers has warned.

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Convergence 2.0: Simplicity and relationships key to ICS success
Convergence 2.0: Simplicity and relationships key to ICS success
by Steve Brown
06 July 2018

Keep it simple, focus on making a difference for patients and put time into cross-system relationships. These were the key messages from three of the first wave of integrated care systems (ICSs) at the HFMA Convergence conference in Nottingham.

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Convergence 2.0: Payment systems not the immediate focus
Convergence 2.0: Payment systems not the immediate focus
by Steve Brown
05 July 2018

New payment systems will be important to underpin system working in future, but they are not the immediate priority, according to one of the pioneering integrated care systems.

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Convergence 2.0: ICSs offered flexible interim payment framework
Convergence 2.0: ICSs offered flexible interim payment framework
by Steve Brown
05 July 2018

An interim payment approach has been made available for integrated care systems (ICSs) to adopt in 2018/19 to support the delivery of more integrated care.

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Convergence 2.0: Mackey calls for narrative change
Convergence 2.0: Mackey calls for narrative change
by Steve Brown
05 July 2018

The NHS needs to get better at reporting its overall financial position, rather than focusing on challenges within specific sectors, Jim Mackey told the HFMA’s Convergence conference in Nottingham.

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Five-year settlement must transform services and balance books
Five-year settlement must transform services and balance books
by Seamus Ward
01 July 2018

The NHS must ensure that it uses new funding over the next five years to both return trusts to financial balance and invest in transformation, NHS Improvement chief executive Ian Dalton has told MPs.

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10-year plan to focus on efficiencies
10-year plan to focus on efficiencies
17 June 2018

The NHS in England has been asked to develop a 10-year plan, outlining not only how it will spend the additional funding announced to mark its 70th anniversary, but also how it will continue to make savings.

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​Darzi sets out 10-point health and care reform plan
​Darzi sets out 10-point health and care reform plan
by Seamus Ward
14 June 2018

Lord Darzi has set out a 10-point investment and reform plan to secure the future of health and social care.

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