Most ICB finance leads appointed
Most ICB finance leads appointed
by Seamus Ward
30 June 2022

[1 July update] As new system working is implemented in England, most integrated care boards (ICBs) have announced their new finance leads.

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Funding key to digital plan success
Funding key to digital plan success
by Steve Brown
30 June 2022

Funding to deliver digital health and social care remains a significant issue, despite additional money in last year’s spending review, trust leaders have warned.

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Oversight framework updated for system start
Oversight framework updated for system start
by Steve Brown
29 June 2022

Integrated care boards (ICBs) and NHS providers will each be monitored against three financial metrics as part of the updated NHS oversight framework.

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Welsh boards face huge challenges despite spending increases
Welsh boards face huge challenges despite spending increases
by Seamus Ward
20 June 2022

Two Welsh health boards failed in their duty to break-even over three years, Audit Wales said as the auditor general qualified his audit opinion on the regularity of the bodies’ spending in 2021/22.

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Scottish government offers 5% pay rise
Scottish government offers 5% pay rise
by Seamus Ward
16 June 2022

Agenda for Change (AfC) staff in Scotland have been offered a 5% pay rise but unions said workers will be disappointed with the below-inflation uplift.

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Javid takes hard line on productivity and demand
Javid takes hard line on productivity and demand
by Seamus Ward
15 June 2022

Health and social care secretary Sajid Javid has said he will ‘refuse to countenance’ failure to increase NHS productivity and reduce demand.

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Confed chief calls for a decade of above-inflation funding
Confed chief calls for a decade of above-inflation funding
by Seamus Ward
13 June 2022

The NHS must be given funding of 3.5% to 4% above inflation every year for the next decade to meet the needs of current over-60s, according to NHS Confederation chief executive Matthew Taylor.

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MPs issue reorganisation warning
MPs issue reorganisation warning
by Seamus Ward
10 June 2022

The upcoming NHS restructure increases the risk of repeating inappropriate and unauthorised payoffs that were made to staff during the pandemic, MPs have warned.

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New support and targets for managers
New support and targets for managers
by Seamus Ward
08 June 2022

The government has committed to improving NHS and social care management after a review highlighted weaknesses in the way managers are trained, developed and valued.

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Cost uplift factor increased by 0.7%
Cost uplift factor increased by 0.7%
by Steve Brown
08 June 2022

NHS England and NHS Improvement have increased the cost uplift factor used for this year’s non-mandatory national tariff prices and in local contracts to allow for rising inflation.

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