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From the Bureau Editor

Friday June 2

Some encouraging news at the end of a quiet week - a new blood test for a wide range of cancers shows promise - and from yesterday, over a million NHS staff will receive a pay rise.

Meanwhile, a report has found that the most mature ICS, Manchester, is riven with mistrust and muddled governance and Northern ICSs still haven’t agreed balanced financial plans.

Have a good weekend.

Angus Wrixon Editor

the briefing


NHS Policy / Performance / Service redesign / £

More than half the integrated care systems in the north of England have failed to agree a balanced financial plan HSJ

Review of Manchester ICS - the most mature of the ICSs finds “Muddle, frustration and distrust” is rife. Specific concerns centre on the allocation of resources, confusion about the role of commissioning, and “muddled” governance HSJ

Health Foundation’s plans - Injecting evidence and analysis into the debate: our plans

Primary care, pharmacy, dentistry, optical, community

NE London ICB has advised its GP practices not to give patients automatic access to their records - suggesting practices only allow access where patients request it, and subject to conditions HSJ

Boots back in the black with £15m profit C+D


Multi-cancer blood test shows real promise in NHS study BBC

Public Health

UKHSA launches new alerting system in collaboration with the Met Office 


Over 1 million NHS staff to receive pay rises from today DHSC

Mental Health

Parents outline ‘woeful’ mental health support for students at UK universities Guardian

Social care

Adult social care in England statistics: background quality and methodology DHSC and statistics 

Caring in a complex world: perspectives from unpaid carers and the organisations that support them King’s Fund

what the bloggers are blogging

NEW! Editor’s blog - Going forward, it is what it is...

NEW! The Guardian’s view of Labour’s plans for the NHS

NEW! Quitters’ aid or addiction risk? Growing debate over vape regulation Guardian

Unpicking the inequalities in the elective backlogs in England Kings Fund

Independent report on the regulation of advanced practice in nursing and midwifery Nuffield

County areas see a surge in adult obesity, as new report highlights how councils are tackling the challenge County Councils Network

Healthy New Towns four years on: the legacy of a national innovation programme Kings Fund

The Preventative State - Rebuilding our preventative, local, social and civic foundations - A Demos report

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