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Dudley ICS contract shelved after NHS England intervention

By NHS Support Federation | 31st March 2021

Dudley Clinical Commissioning group has been forced by NHS England to stop work on a landmark integrated care provider contract, … Read more

The dying days of local NHS accountability

By NHS Support Federation | 21st March 2021

Believe it or not, we are in the last days of relative transparency and local accountability in England’s NHS. It … Read more

Bleak prospects for troubled ICSs

By NHS Support Federation | 21st March 2021

Even before they gain any statutory powers some Integrated Care Systems are facing major problems, while others are concealing them … Read more

Integrated care systems to be CQC-rated

By NHS Support Federation | 3rd March 2021

The Care Quality Commission  will rate the integrated care systems, according to Matt Hancock. Although, the government’s white paper for … Read more

White Paper: power grab, sea change or cementing in the status quo?

By NHS Support Federation | 9th February 2021

Some of the headlines and reports on the leaked draft White Paper outlining plans for a new top-down reorganisation of the NHS … Read more

Stevens targets April 2022 for NHS reorganisation

By NHS Support Federation | 24th November 2020

Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, has said that integrated care systems will be put on a statutory footing by … Read more

Closed eyes to Covid reality – Leicester health chiefs push through flawed plan

By NHS Support Federation | 26th October 2020

Another one of the six actual planned new hospitals from Boris Johnson’s “fake forty” new hospitals promised last summer seems set to … Read more

Still no real signs of life in “integrated care systems”

By NHS Support Federation | 12th October 2020

The path towards NHS England’s vision of “integration” of local health care systems is proving a long and rocky one. … Read more

Who’s cashing in on ICSs?

By NHS Support Federation | 12th October 2020

While there is little sign of any activity in the public domain, the establishment of Integrated Care Systems is likely … Read more

Why campaigners object to CCG mergers

By NHS Support Federation | 29th September 2020

The merger of CCGs has been contested locally in many areas, primarily because the loss of more local CCGs further … Read more