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Mental health

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

'Conflict of interest' claim over mental health contract

COMMERICAL: A Yorkshire trust has complained to Monitor about a tender process which resulted in the loss of a £190m mental health contract.

Mental health

Out of area mental health placements increase suicide risk, inquiry warns

The practice of sending mental health patients up to hundreds of miles from home for a bed should be stopped because of the risk of suicide, a national inquiry has warned.

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New chief executive for West Midlands trust

The chief executive of a North West community trust is to take on the top job at a West Midlands mental health provider.

Lord Crisp

Crisp: Mental health beds shortage actually a discharge crisis

A perceived crisis in the availability of mental health beds is actually caused by delayed patient discharges, according to an inquiry chaired by Lord Crisp.

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NHS can be 'world leader' on patient safety, say healthcare leaders

The NHS can be a ‘world leader’ in many areas of patient safety but only if it starts taking immediate action to improve, healthcare leaders have said in a report published by HSJ today.

Mental health

Concerns NHS England safe staffing guide for mental health 'lacks rigour'

Experts have criticised NHS England’s latest safe staffing guidance on mental health inpatient care, raising concerns that the model used ‘lacks rigour’.

Surgeon, surgery, surgical tools,

£2bn acute deficit may mean ‘real trouble’ for frontline services

Experts have warned that patients could end up waiting longer for treatment as acute trusts try to tackle an expected overall deficit of more than £2bn this year.

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NHS 111

NHS 111 procurement abandoned in West Midlands

COMMERCIAL: The procurement of a new NHS 111 service to span 16 clinical commissioning groups in the West Midlands has been abandoned after no ‘acceptable’ bids were put forward.

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Updated: Seven day GP access brings '3pc reduction in A&E activity'

Seven day access to primary care in areas of Greater Manchester has brought a three per cent reduction in accident and emergency activity, according to an evaluation of the project.

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Updated: Police investigate patient death at learning disability unit

PATIENT SAFETY: Detectives have launched an investigation into the circumstances of a patient’s death at a learning disability unit in Lincolnshire.

Dementia UK

CCG to decommission dementia nursing service

MENTAL HEALTH: A North East clinical commissioning group plans to decommission a specialist dementia nursing service and replace it with a carer support service.

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FT financial freedoms a ‘bygone era’, says new foundation trust chief

The foundation trust sector must be more collaborative in order to make the most of a restrictive financial environment, the chief executive of the country’s newest FT has said.

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Revealed: Mental health pledge to be funded from existing budgets

A pledge by the home secretary to invest £15m in new health based places of safety to detain people experiencing mental health crisis will be funded from existing budgets, HSJ can reveal.

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Care UK offloads learning disabilities services

Private provider Care UK has sold its learning disabilities services to Lifeways, an independent provider of specialist care.

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Woman in kitchen

Transformation fund will pay for council 'dowries'

Part of NHS England’s £200m transformation fund will be spent on ‘dowries’ for councils taking over responsibility for the care of some people with learning disabilities and autism, HSJ has learned.

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Mental health

Exclusive: Mental health trusts fear over CCG investment

More than half of NHS mental health trusts fear their commissioners will not pass on funding increases for 2015-16, according to a survey of the sector.

Paul Farmer

Mental health taskforce chair promises 'clear route map' for sector

A new national strategy for mental health will be ‘clear, tangible and costed’, according to the chair of NHS England’s taskforce for the sector.

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Mental health trust governors issue election plea letter

MENTAL HEALTH: Governors at a London mental health trust have published an open letter to local parliamentary candidates warning the trust’s services could be put at risk by further cuts in funding.

Mental health trust criticised for 'unacceptable' bed management

MENTAL HEALTH: An independent review of more than a dozen mental health patient deaths has criticised an NHS trust for what it described as ‘unacceptable’ bed management practices.

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Care UK sells mental health arm

Private provider Care UK has sold off its NHS mental health services arm to Partnerships in Care, one of the country’s largest independent mental health providers.

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