More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.
When the Gateshead Care Partnership was formed, its constituent organisations were far from struggling. Most partners were already rated outstanding, excellent or good. But staff at bodies, including Gateshead Council, Gateshead Health Foundation Trust, general practices, and Northumberland, Tyne and Wear FT wanted to reduce fragmentation within and between organisations.
The ward-based deaths of four patients with complex and co-morbid emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD) naturally left clinicians at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear FT striving to find ways to improve patient safety for this vulnerable group. Risk aversion meant that, in many instances, patients were being sent to out of ...
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.
A mental health trust has been rated “outstanding” by CQC inspectors – the third in the country to achieve the highest ranking.
Winner Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust: Clozapine clinic patient safety improvement initiative
An outstanding rated trust has approved plans to set up a nursing academy to train up to 20 new mental health nurses a year.
Caroline Wild from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust, talks to Alison Moore on what it meant to her organisation to be awarded the Provider Trust of the Year in the HSJ Awards 2017
Adam Sewell-Jones on how trusts facing challenges with respect to mental health services can learn from others who have faced similar issues
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.
HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.
An outstanding rated foundation trust has replaced its chair who stepped down amid allegations that his charity was paying him large amounts of money.
Six mental health trusts are being lined up for the next wave of NHS England’s flagship effort to digitalise providers.
More than 1,500 people gather for annual celebration of the finest achievements in the NHS, with winners named in 23 categories at the 2017 HSJ Awards.
The leader of a mental health and community services trust has been named chief executive of the year at the 2017 HSJ Awards.
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear developed a five year strategy and designed six strategic ambitions to deliver high quality care and enhance patient experience.
A foundation trust chair has resigned with immediate effect following allegations his charity was paying him large amounts of money.
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.
Quality improvement is not a “pipedream” for mental health providers despite the current financial climate, a new King’s Fund report has concluded.