Care minister Norman Lamb said services available to young people are ‘not fit for purpose’
NHS mental health providers have slashed beds and staff levels as they cope with real term funding cuts and the soaring cost of sending patients hundreds of miles away for treatment.
Several NHS mental health providers saw double figure real terms reductions in their income between 2011-12 and 2013-14, HSJ analysis has revealed.
The cost of treating mental health inpatients in hospitals outside their local areas has spiralled, research by HSJ reveals.
Hospitals, GP practices and care homes could see pre-inspection notice periods trebled under a new Care Quality Commission approach.
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
In-depth analysis of suicide among those involved in NHS incidents
Network is supporting mental health leads
A survey of sustainability shows an awareness gap among clinicians