Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Hundreds of staff set to switch trusts

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Help needed from the North East

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

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New chief appointed to mental health trust

Lancashire Care Foundation Trust has appointed a mental health chief from Staffordshire as its new leader.

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North by North West: Virgin territory

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.

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Revealed: Hundreds of children wait more than a year for specialist help

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.

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Trusts' legal challenge forces council to repeat contract tender

Two NHS trusts will receive £200,000 from a county council after they won a court case over a public health services contract tender, which had been awarded to Virgin Care.

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Revealed: The largest land sales by NHS trusts

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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Trust could face court action after abandoning estates deal

A London trust has abandoned procurement plans for a strategic estates partnership following pressure from local campaign groups.

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NHS trusts overturn council's £100m Virgin Care contract

A High Court judge has overturned a local authority’s contract with Virgin Care for public health services after a successful legal challenge by two NHS trusts.

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Winners revealed for HSJ Value Awards 2018

Twenty organisations have been honoured in the 2018 HSJ Value Awards – which recognise and celebrate outstanding improvements in care quality and efficiency made by NHS staff.

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North by North West: Cheshire and Merseyside trails on GP access

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. This week by Rebecca Thomas, who covers Cheshire, and Lawrence Dunhill, who covers Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester

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Trusts taken to court after dropping estates firm over Grenfell link

Two NHS trusts have been taken to court after pulling out of a multimillion pound estates partnership over concerns about an estates management company’s links to a Grenfell Tower contractor.

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Revealed: New money for 15 trusts to trial flexible working

Fifteen NHS trusts have been selected by the Department of Health and Social Care to receive funding for pilot projects to enable flexible working.

Heather Tierney-Moore

Trust chief executive to step down after 10 years

The chief executive of a mental health trust has announced she will step down from the role next year.

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Why peer to peer learning is key to improving mental health services

Adam Sewell-Jones on how trusts facing challenges with respect to mental health services can learn from others who have faced similar issues

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A partnership to meet the challenges of workforce planning

A set of tools facilitating the collection and modelling of workforce data across systems are driving improvements in care quality, writes Colin Lewry

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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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Innovation in mental health

Read on to find out about the organisations shortlisted for the Innovation in Mental Health category at the HSJ Awards 2017

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Can we trust the vanguard numbers?

Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.