Mental HealthNews on mental health services
FINANCE: The introduction of night time confinement for patients at Ashworth Hospital could save Mersey Care Trust £3.5m by 2015.
Almost two thirds of NHS in-house mental health providers now also provide non-mental health services, a survey shared with HSJ reveals.
Clinical commissioners are at risk of undermining the government’s mental health strategy because they are prioritising the acute sector, it has been claimed.
A woman with complex mental health problems committed suicide after funding decision errors by a primary care trust and local authority saw her prematurely removed from a care home.
A mental health worker savagely stabbed to death by a paranoid schizophrenic who was living in the community should not have been visiting him alone, a report has concluded.
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.
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The barrister overseeing the reviews of Jimmy Savile’s involvement with the NHS is seeking evidence from staff on celebrity association with organisations.
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.
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.
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