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Mental health

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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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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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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.

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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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Coroner rules lack of mental health beds contributed to death

A lack of mental health beds was a ‘contributory factor’ in the suicide of a teenager being treated more than 100 miles from home, a coroner has ruled.

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare to 'buddy' special measures trust

PERFORMANCE: Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust has been appointed to ‘buddy’ Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust, the first mental health trust to have been placed into special measures.

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Election survey: How popular are the parties' flagship health policies?

Our exclusive pre-election poll tested the popularity of a series of key health policy pledges from across the political spectrum.

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Leeds Community Healthcare 'requires improvement', CQC finds

PERFORMANCE: Leeds Community Healthcare Trust has been rated ‘requires improvement’ by the Care Quality Commission.

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New chair for Mental Health Network

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Liberal Democrats commit to repeal competition elements of Health Act

The Liberal Democrats have criticised the role of competition in the health service, pledging to repeal parts of the Health Act 2012 and end the competition authority’s role in health.

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Exclusive: Care home closures blamed for Dorset delayed transfers

The closure of two care homes has been blamed for a high rate of delayed transfers of care in Dorset. The local mental health provider is the only foundation trust in breach of Monitor’s target for delays, HSJ can reveal.

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Budget round up: Chancellor outlines £1.25bn mental health package

Chancellor George Osborne today outlined how a £1.25bn mental health funding package will be spent over the next five years, as part of plans for the government’s next budget.

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Lib Dems pledge extra £250m a year for children's mental health

Nick Clegg has told the Liberal Democrats’ spring conference the government will spend an extra £250m a year for five years on child and adolescent mental health services.

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New FT to 'push forward' with new models of care

STRUCTURE:The leader of a provider recently granted foundation trust status has said that the organisation has been presented with an ‘exciting’ opportunity to push forward with new models of care outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

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'Rollover' trusts still able to negotiate local tariff prices

Trusts that opt to roll over 2014-15 national tariff prices to 2015-16 will still be able to agree local variations with commissioners, national pricing authorities have said.

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Updated: £6bn Manchester devolution deal is signed

NHS and local government leaders have this morning announced plans to join up health and social care budgets for Manchester worth £6bn, but insisted the deal is not a ‘town hall takeover’ of health services.

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Stem the patient overspill with this dream team

Reducing the cost of treating patients in private psychiatric units

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The three steps to balance parity of esteem for mental health

Closing the gap between physical and mental health

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