Trust urgently upgrades A&E security after increased attendance by acutely ill mental health patients
A trust has had to enhance security after an increase in the number of acutely ill mental health patients — including children — attending its emergency departments.
The chief executive of a mental health trust has apologised after sharing a colleague’s ‘suicide note’ with 3,000 staff.
Women in a newly opened psychiatric intensive care unit had concerns for their sexual safety, a Care Quality Commission report has revealed.
A privately run child and adolescent mental health unit has been closed permanently, with its residents moved elsewhere, after concerns were raised about their safety.
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Covering the populations of Cheshire East and Vale Royal (7,000 people accessing specialist mental health services), this redesign is centred on service users, providers and commissioners working together to transform services for people severely affected by mental health problems, to improve:
Just one in four people suffering from a long-term mental illness are in work. Mental health problems at work cost the economy £34.9bn with a cost to business of £26bn each year.
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Inpatient detoxification units in England are warning they could close — causing possible increases in substance and alcohol related deaths — unless NHS England changes the “precarious” way they are currently funded.
A clinical commissioning group has admitted its predecessors failed to follow due process when trying to close an inpatient unit for people with dementia.
Several mental health trusts have reported spikes in incidents of physical restraint or seclusion on patients, driven by covid-19 restrictions, HSJ has learned.
A trust with deep-rooted problems in its maternity service had to close one of its two units — which are nearly 40 miles apart — to new births 111 times in four years, HSJ can reveal.
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Trusts and clinical commissioning groups are abandoning scheduled board meetings or holding them in private during the covid-19 crisis.
NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.
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A new national clinical director has suggested it is unlikely a key long-term plan commitment over stroke care will be met, which could leave thousands of people severely disabled.
Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.
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South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust has warned it will need “mutual aid” from other NHS providers and is highly likely to move to the highest emergency response category, REAP level 4, if there is a no-deal Brexit in October, HSJ has learned.