Mental HealthNews on mental health services
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.
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.
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.
PERFORMANCE: Kent police say no criminal offences took place at a hospital unit at the centre of an investigation into patient care.
The health and social care system is “struggling” to care properly for people with dementia, the health watchdog said.
STRUCTURE: A new ward has opened as part of a £12m redevelopment of a mental health secure unit in Wakefield. The new 15-bed Johnson ward is part of Newton Lodge, a medium secure unit which serves the wider Yorkshire and Humber area as well as people from the South West Yorkshie Partnership Foundation Trust’s catchment area. The unit will have a 10 bed acute female ward and five bed rehabilitation ward.
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