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Midlands trust rated 'outstanding'

A mental health trust has been rated “outstanding” by CQC inspectors – the third in the country to achieve the highest ranking.

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Five-trust consortium to repatriate high risk patients

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.

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Vaunted health tech firm forced to act on misleading marketing

A much vaunted digital health firm that has partnered with Uber has been forced to remove incorrect claims about NHS partnerships from its marketing, and to launch a probe of fake five star reviews allegedly posted by employees.

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NHSI: Sacking leaders and quick savings 'endanger improvement'

Sacking leaders when mistakes are made and “salami slicing” budgets to make quick savings “endanger improvement” and risk system failure in mental health, a new NHS Improvement report says.

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Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

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70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention

Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.

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Ten per cent increase in CAMHS beds confirmed

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.

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Mental Health Matters: The housing policy vacuum

This is HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.

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NHS Improvement abandons consultancy turnaround programme

A financial turnaround project where management consultants are sent to work with NHS trusts has been shelved by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned.

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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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Data reveals lack of progress in reducing race discrimination in NHS

The NHS has seen a slight improvement in how black and minority ethnic staff are treated compared to white colleagues since 2016 but the latest data stills shows there is “much, much more work to do”.

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Outstanding trust loses £16m contract to charity

An outstanding rated trust has failed in its bid to renew a five year health and wellbeing contract in Bedfordshire.

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Special measures FT to buddy with outstanding trust

A struggling foundation trust that was put back into special measures less than a year after exiting them has been assigned an outstanding rated buddy trust.

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Trusts must reduce deficits by two-thirds to hit official forecast

NHS trusts must reduce their combined monthly deficit to £107m to meet the official forecast figures in the second half of 2017-18, after recording a monthly deficit of almost £300m in the first half of the year.

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Outstanding trust wins five year £195m contract outside patch

One of the country’s leading mental health trusts has won a £195m contract to provide community health services in Bedfordshire.

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Exclusive: Short tenure of 'inadequate' trust chiefs laid bare

The chief executives of trusts rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission have been in post much longer than those rated inadequate – several of whom have stayed less than a year, HSJ analysis confirms.

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Exclusive: Financial pressure should not stop quality improvement, says report

Quality improvement is not a “pipedream” for mental health providers despite the current financial climate, a new King’s Fund report has concluded.

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Top chief executives roundtable, part two: questions of quality

In the second part of our roundtable, our panellists debated sustainability, social media, the demise of heroic leadership and the changing nature of the job

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Top chief executives roundtable, part one: dilemmas of CQC scrutiny

Exploring the relationship and contradictions between the Care Quality’s Commission’s verdicts and the quality of the people who lead the inspected organisations

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Analysis: Mental health services with the biggest leadership and safety risks

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.