2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Vale Community Hospital

Trusts to appoint joint chief ahead of merger

A community trust and mental health trust have announced plans to merge and will switch to joint leadership next year.

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Revealed: 23 trusts chosen for new Carter review

More than 20 trusts have been chosen to be part of a new NHS efficiency review led by Lord Carter.

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Revealed: Trusts in mix for millions in digital funding

Fourteen mental health trusts are vying to secure up to £5m of central funding as part of the digital exemplars programme, HSJ understands.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: Leadership troubles across the boards

Fortnightly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: Jim Mackey’s naughty step

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

London

Six areas take on new mental health commissioning powers

Six regions have been chosen by NHS England to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: England's only health economy running a surplus

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

Lisa Rodrigues

One day mental health stigma will be a distant memory

A new campaign is exploring what gets in the way of delivering compassionate mental healthcare

2gether Foundation Trust

Best Places to Work – Mental Health Trusts

Steven Michael

New chair for Mental Health Network

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Airline style briefings aim to improve patient safety

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.

Bristol

Preferred bidders named in Bristol mental health tender

COMMERCIAL: A mental health trust which faced losing business worth £30m due to quality concerns has been named as the preferred bidder for the main lot in a highly contested tender for the services.

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London trust and Priory bid for Bristol mental health tender

COMMERCIAL: The Priory Group and South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust are among the bidders shortlisted to lead the delivery of mental health services in Bristol, it has been announced.

2gether struggles with children and young people backlog

PERFORMANCE: 2gether Foundation Trust has seen an “unanticipated” increase in referrals to its children and young people’s service.

2gether score poorly on staff engagement

WORKFORCE: 2Gether Foundation Trust scored in the lowest 20 per cent for staff engagement in 2012, according to the NHS Staff Survey.

New board appointments at 2gether

WORKFORCE: 2gether Foundation Trust has appointed two new non-executive directors as its new chair also takes up post.

2gether failing follow up target

PERFORMANCE: 2gether Foundation Trust hit the target for following up 95 per cent of patients within seven days of discharge from mental health inpatient units.

2gether ahead on surplus

FINANCE: 2gether Foundation Trust is forecasting a year end surplus £600,000 ahead of plan.

Julie Mellor

Ombudsman to investigate more care failures

Hospitals and other health services are likely to face more investigations by the parliamentary and health services ombudsman after a review called for a change in its approach.