What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable insight for commissioners, by Dave West.
Six mental health trusts are being lined up for the next wave of NHS England’s flagship effort to digitalise providers.
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.
Two incumbent community providers have been named as the lead contractors for a new £57m out of hospital services model proposed for Coventry and Warwickshire.
There is a statistically significant link between serious safety concerns and the quality of leadership in England’s mental health services, an HSJ investigation reveals.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Sixteen West Midlands clinical commissioning groups are set to mobilise a new integrated NHS 111, GP out of hours and urgent care service across a population of 4.6 million after awarding a set of contracts worth up to £172m.
QUALITY: Eleven month waiting lists, high levels of restraint and out of date medicine have been experienced by patients with mental health conditions in the Midlands.
A county council has been nominated to lead the procurement of a new mental health services contract for young people spanning three clinical commissioning groups.
A clinical commissioning group has abandoned its high profile competitive tender for community services in favour of a joint programme with two neighbouring commissioners.
This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.
COMMERCIAL: A foundation trust is planning a joint bid with GPs to run out of hospital care after commissioners decided to run a competitive tender to improve local services.
Learn about this year’s winning projects in HSJ’s celebration of organisations delivering real value
Chosen from a record breaking number of entries
The judges said: “The work being done here is exemplary and sustainable, in a complex area with often challenging patients.”
Norman Lamb will chair a commission looking at the links between poor mental health, public services and the economy, set up by local authorities in the West Midlands, they have confirmed to HSJ.
The chief executive of a North West community trust is to take on the top job at a West Midlands mental health provider.
Mental health trusts have complained their commissioners are disregarding national guidance requiring them to increase real terms spending on mental health in 2015-16 and help fund the delivery of new targets.
Three CCGs saved £10.5m and improved patient outcomes
The judges said this was a nationally important innovation that directly addresses a major health problem in a way that allows rapid delivery across primary care throughout the UK.