Monitor has signalled the end of block contracts currently used to fund NHS mental health providers as part of a major shake up of the national payment system due to be introduced next year.
A health minister has accused NHS organisations of “shunting” mentally ill children into specialist inpatient care for financial reasons.
The share of NHS community health service funding going to private providers has sharply increased in recent years, a new study reveals.
Trusts taking part in the new Sign up to Safety campaign will be asked to commit to giving patients “airline style” safety advice on their stay in hospital, a trust chief executive leading the campaign has said.
Efforts to develop more sophisticated approaches to commissioning, funding and comparing mental health services could be helped by a new online database.
Two healthcare chiefs with experience in the non-acute sector have joined the Dalton review panel
Exclusive: Ministers will today be accused of failing to implement recommendations from a damning report into the care of NHS patients with learning disabilities.
NHS England is considering putting inpatient child and adolescent mental health services out to tender in a bid to tackle “out of area” placements for vulnerable young people.
The regulator has sent a strong signal that using ‘patient clusters’ as a means of funding for mental health service will be maintained
COMMERCIAL: Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group has approved plans to award contracts for its community mental health services to 18 organisations under a “system leadership” model thought to be the first of its kind in the UK.
The introduction of waiting time standards for mental healthcare “must happen from next year”, the care services minister has told HSJ.
Mental health has become an increasingly significant reason for housing homeless people, an analysis of figures recorded by councils show.
Commissioners in Birmingham are appealing for consortium bids to run a new joined up mental health service for children, adolescents and young adults, potentially worth some £100m.
A study into the causes of clinical depression is being given £4.7m in the hope that new treatments can be developed.
People with mental illnesses and intellectual disabilities are dying earlier as a result of a failure to address their needs by the NHS, the doctors’ union has warned.
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More than 40,000 patients suffered “significant” harm while cared for in the NHS in England during a six-month period last year, new figures show.
New recruits to NHS training posts will be expected to pass a “values-based” test from next year in a bid to embed respect, dignity and compassion in future workforces.
More than two thirds of inpatients with learning disabilities in specialist units are given anti-psychotic medication, a census commissioned in response to the Winterbourne View Hospital scandal has shown.
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