Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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In full: Trusts with staff transfer plans

HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.

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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 defies CQC order to change weapons search policy

A large mental health trust is resisting a requirement from the Care Quality Commission to drop blanket patient searches as it would put people at risk from knife crime.

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Patient sleeps on chair for a week as trust runs out of beds

A mental health inpatient was left to sleep on chair for a week in a unit intended to keep people for no more than 12 hours.

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Leading vanguard will not procure contract as it 'would take longer'

One of the most advanced national vanguard projects has decided to form a multispecialty community provider through an alliance agreement rather than go out to procurement as it “would take longer”.

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Vanguard launching first bed management system across trusts

The country’s only mental health vanguard is preparing to launch the first bed management system across multiple trusts, to halve the number of patients being sent out of area.

Paul Jennings

Merger CCGs appoint interim after failing to recruit permanent chief

Birmingham and Solihull’s merging clinical commissioning groups have appointed their first joint chief executive on an interim basis, after failing to find a permanent candidate.

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Mental health beds shortfall puts patients at 'intolerable' risk

Commissioners are planning to spend millions of pounds on extra acute mental health services, after shortfalls in beds in a controversial new service placed patients at “intolerable” risk.

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Patient death reveals 'no coordination' between mental health services

A coroner has raised concerns about the lack of coordination in mental health services for young people in Birmingham, after a patient under NHS care was found hanged.

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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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Dame Julie Moore to take over STP

Dame Julie Moore is to be confirmed as the new lead for the Birmingham and Solihull sustainability and transformation plan.

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'High' risk to patients due to regional bed shortage, CQC warns

The risk of a patient taking their life is “high” in West Midlands’ mental health trusts due to a shortage of acute beds, the Care Quality Commission has warned.

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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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Neglect by trust contributed to patient death, report finds

Neglect by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust contributed to a patient’s death, the trust has said in a board report.

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Top council chief criticises Stevens and Mackey for 'NHS first' bias

A prominent STP leader and city council chief executive has hit out at NHS England and NHS Improvement for their “sort out the NHS first” approach to the programme.

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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.

Claire Murdoch

Talks under way for more mental health care model pilots

Talks are already under way to create more pilot sites to take on new commissioning powers and develop models of care for tertiary mental health services, HSJ can reveal.

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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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What’s New in Care Models: Competitive tendering at the crossroads

Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View, by our senior correspondent on integration David Williams.