Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Revealed: Hundreds of children wait more than a year for specialist help

Hundreds of young people assessed as needing specialist mental health treatment have been made to wait more than a year, an investigation by HSJ can reveal.

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Two more digital 'exemplars' to get £7.5m

NHS England has picked two more regions to receive up to £7.5m to create detail health and care patient records.

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Revealed: Trusts lined up for next wave of digital funding

Six mental health trusts are being lined up for the next wave of NHS England’s flagship effort to digitalise providers.

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Trust chief exec appointed to lead 'advanced' STP

A trust chief with more than 20 years experience has been appointed “executive lead” of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West sustainability and transformation partnership.

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Updated: The NHS trusts with the highest DTOC rates

The NHS is unlikely to meet a government target to cut delayed transfers of care to 3.5 per cent of its overall 131,000 bed base by next month, analysis of official data published today suggests.

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NHS England pledges to increase child mental health beds

More than 150 new inpatient beds for children and young people with mental health problems will be available by 2019, NHS England said today.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards shortlist revealed

The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.

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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.

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National officials 'ensuring' STPs plan 'right skilled' staffing

NHS England has told HSJ it is working with a sustainability and transformation plan on ”ensuring they will put in place the right skilled workforce to ensure high quality care”.

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Region plans shake-up of nursing skill mix to save millions

Workforce costs in a south of England region will be cut by more than £30m through changes to the nursing skill mix including greater use of “generic support workers”, according to a newly published STP document.

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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.

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Chair appointed to 'facilitate' accountable care system

An independent chair has been appointed to Berkshire West’s accountable care system to help ensure the parties involved are held “mutually to account”.

Oxford

Mental health trusts lay out plans for new commissioning powers

STRUCTURE: Mental health providers in Oxford and the Thames Valley have set out how they will use their new commissioning powers to create a new care model for secure adult mental health services.

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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.

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Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full

This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.

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'Accountable care system' plan revealed for Berkshire

NHS leaders have revealed plans to establish an “accountable care system” serving the population around Reading and west Berkshire.

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Ambitious patient record sharing project secures IT partner

Commissioners have brought in a specialist IT firm to integrate all the patient care record systems across Berkshire, as part of one of the NHS’s largest joined up patient record projects.

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Field: 'Nothing against' trusts taking over failing GP practices

Chief inspector of general practice Steve Field has said he is happy for struggling GP practices to be taken over by larger providers and NHS trusts if it results in better leadership.

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Best Places to Work 2015 – Mental Health Trusts

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Trust sees staff turnover rise for the third year in a row

WORKFORCE: Staff turnover at Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has risen for three years in a row. It stood at 17.1 per cent for January.