Exclusive: NHS England could 'ratchet up' financial pressure on private mental health providers, analysts warn
Private mental health providers could see pressure on their profit margins “ratcheted up” by the centralisation of secure and specialised mental healthcare commissioning in the hands of NHS England, according to a new report by market analysts Laing and Buisson.
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust has become the latest NHS provider to admit it will not be able to win foundation trust status independently.
The lack of equality in emergency hospital services for mental health patients needs to be addressed, health minister Norman Lamb has said.
Will Oxfordshire’s new approach transform services?
The barrister overseeing the reviews of Jimmy Savile’s involvement with the NHS is seeking evidence from staff on celebrity association with organisations.
The Care Quality Commission is about to launch a massive overhaul of its inspection regime which could see the best hospitals go five years without an inspection and the worst face intense scrutiny, HSJ can reveal.
PERFORMANCE: Kent police say no criminal offences took place at a hospital unit at the centre of an investigation into patient care.
The health and social care system is “struggling” to care properly for people with dementia, the health watchdog said.
STRUCTURE: A new ward has opened as part of a £12m redevelopment of a mental health secure unit in Wakefield. The new 15-bed Johnson ward is part of Newton Lodge, a medium secure unit which serves the wider Yorkshire and Humber area as well as people from the South West Yorkshie Partnership Foundation Trust’s catchment area. The unit will have a 10 bed acute female ward and five bed rehabilitation ward.
WORKFORCE: Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust has been named as the highest performing mental health trust in the North of England for its work on discrimination and creating an inclusive workplace.
Loss of staff has left primary care trusts struggling to review thousands of serious incidents
Clinical commissioning groups have been warned not to “reward failure” by siphoning money away from mental health services to support struggling acute trusts.
Lessons from innovators in the third sector
A look at the practical impact of the section 75 regulations
Long-term services can learn from changes in mental health
Acceptance, choice and dignity should be central to care
This week’s letters include a call for a change in attitudes to mental health and responses to HSJ’s exclusive interview with Sir David Nicholson, as well as making the case for the use of nutritional supplements in care homes
Paul Burstow wants the government to do more for carers
Better planning and a reduction in medication can improve quality of life and make savings
A trust examines the appropriateness of its mental health services
Daniel Harwood looks at how to develop a 21st century memory service
A huge strain will be on CCGs to make their money work harder
Getting the most out of an area means working together for NHS North of Tyne
Patient opinions are a precious source of information. Natalie Cook and Keith Miller explain how to make listening to them a fundamental part of service design.