Health economies seeking to be at the forefront of moving to the new models of care set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View have been given six weeks to submit an expression of interest to NHS England
Clinical commissioning groups have been told by NHS England to increase in real terms the amount of money they spend on mental health services as part of the 2015-16 planning guidance.
A forecast reduction in the number of NHS mental health nursing jobs over the coming years could threaten the government’s ambition to achieve parity of esteem with physical health, Health Education England has claimed.
The urgent and emergency care review being led by NHS England will conduct a national pilot in the spring to trial employing pharmacists in an emergency department setting.
The chair of West London Mental Health Trust has announced he is stepping down, midway through his second term.
Monitor has launched investigations into both Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals and Norfolk and Suffolk foundation trusts, it has been announced.
At least half of the additional £80m investment pledged to mental health providers to help them deliver new access targets will come from existing budgets
GPs should begin talking about the new models of care in the NHS Five Year Forward View ‘very soon’, one of their leaders has said.
The NHS provider sector has plunged further into the red, the latest figures from Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority show
The Care Quality Commission’s struggle to employ enough staff to inspect all acute trusts by the end of next year has been flagged up as a “key risk” by its chief executive.
David Bennett has called for a ‘significant reallocation of resources’ towards mental health to put it on an equal footing with physical health
Foundations trusts will ‘furiously resist’ any attempt to push them into ploughing their accumulated surpluses into primary care as envisaged by the NHS Five Year Forward View
A major private provider of mental healthcare beds in the UK is planning a significant expansion into the sector’s community services market
Staff at three high security psychiatric hospitals will strike on October 24 following a dispute with the government over health workers’ pay.
Nick Clegg is pushing for next year’s NHS budget to be topped up with enough winter pressures funding to leave the service in a ‘healthy state’ for the next government
Parts of the mental health service could be destabilised by the ‘cluster’ payment system proposed for the sector, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned.
Hospitals that blinker themselves to the potential of working with mental health providers will usher in their ‘own financial demise’, the NHS England official overseeing the service has warned
Commissioners and regulators need to improve their ‘patchy’ record of supporting struggling providers, the Care Quality Commission has said.
STRUCTURE: Norfolk County Council has ended its formal agreement with a mental health trust after losing confidence in its capacity to guarantee outcomes for social care service users.
Mental health trusts could be asked to hit a suite of new waiting time targets by 2020 at a cost of more than £130m a year.
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