Mental health leaders are creating a joint committee to standardise pathways and improve service quality across their sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ can reveal.
Leaders across a sustainability and transformation partnership are drafting a new agreement that could lead to the organisations in the STP sharing a control total.
A second wave of providers has been chosen to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services, HSJ can reveal.
A national protocol for sudden service closure is being produced after NHS agencies missed “red flags” when a mental health unit closed with just six days’ notice.
New “accountable care organisations” will strengthen commissioning services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, according to its published sustainability and transformation plan.
Health leaders in the north have set a date for publishing their sustainability and transformation plan, following calls for transparency from the region’s MPs.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
The new chief executive of a Yorkshire mental health trust has vowed to cut out of area placements as part of plans to make savings of £1.5m and meet efficiency targets.
With the Year of Care capitation tariff attracting global interest, capitation budgets are becoming a mainstream need for seamless care of patients with long term conditions
STRUCTURE: A Yorkshire mental health trust has appointed Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust’s director of quality and nursing as its new chief executive.
The “fragmented” structure of the NHS and lack of “strategic grip” have been blamed for a crisis leading to the sudden closure of a psychiatric hospital.
Analysis of the best and worst performers in the North of England region on key measures in the NHS staff survey 2015, released today.
A former head of leadership at NHS England has been jailed for nearly five years after being convicted of fraud offences.
NHS England’s former head of leadership is facing jail after admitting his part in a multimillion pound fraud.
Mental health services in York have transferred to a new provider as planned, after the sudden closure of a psychiatric hospital threatened to delay the process.
REGULATION: A major transfer of mental health services between two providers could be delayed after the sudden closure of a psychiatric hospital in York.
COMMERCIAL: Monitor will not investigate the awarding of a £190m mental health contract in Yorkshire, despite saying the commissioner ‘could have done more to mitigate a conflict of interest’.
COMMERICAL: A Yorkshire trust has complained to Monitor about a tender process which resulted in the loss of a £190m mental health contract.