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.
NHS trusts received around £350m from land sales in 2017-18, an increase of more than 50 per cent on the previous year, according to new data.
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A consortium of mental health trusts has created a new central team to bring back out of area patients and manage beds for the footprint.
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.
Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.
More than 130 new child and adolescent mental health beds have been commissioned as part of national plans to expand capacity by 10 per cent by 2019.
A London foundation trust has established a subsidiary company to rationalise its estate and encourage a more commercial approach to generating revenue and capital receipts from its 125 sites.
Commissioners in north west London spent £36m on consultancy firms over the last four financial years – including millions on service redesign recently stalled by NHS Improvement.
Sales of land or physical assets by NHS trusts generated cash receipts of £220m in 2016-17.
Commissioners have abandoned plans to restrict access to hearing aids after a foundation trust warned they could be breaching their legal duties.
A foundation trust is warning commissioners they risk breaching their legal duties by rationing hearing aids.
A new substantive chair has been appointed to Barts Health Trust, six months after the departure of his predecessor.
More than 20 trusts have been chosen to be part of a new NHS efficiency review led by Lord Carter.
A late draft of North West London’s sustainability and transformation plan, seen by HSJ, says the patch will press on with moves to reduce the number of sites providing acute services.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
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SERVICE DESIGN: A pilot project is aiming to bring greater integration to children’s mental health services and break the “disconnect” between community and inpatient care.
NHS England will take action in areas where funding pledged for mental health services is not reaching the front line, its national mental health director has told HSJ.