Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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Deficit trust borrowing £95m to cover overspend

A £539m turnover trust will need to borrow £95.5m in 2017-18 to achieve its financial targets, it has revealed.

Ben Travis

New chief executive for finance investigation trust

A new chief executive has been appointed to a London hospital trust that recently had an investigation into its financial governance.

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Trusts to invest millions in new children's mental health model

A partnership of mental health trusts is investing £3m a year into community provision as part of a pilot scheme to improve children and young people’s services.

Jane Wells at the HSJ Roundtable

Roundtable: How best to support patients at home to ease the burden on the NHS?

People with long-term conditions often prefer home care. Yet inadequate support means they often end up in hospital, at a cost to the NHS. Our expert panellists discussed how this problem can be addressed. By Alison Moore

Colin Gelder

Roundtable: The battle against COPD is psychological, not just physical

As HSJ’s roundtable heard, COPD can take a negative toll on emotions as well as bodies, says Alison Moore

Amie Day

Roundtable: How telehealth can help with home care

Telemonitoring is providing a new way of caring for long-term patients while making more efficient use of NHS resources

Sean Duggan

Workforce shortage delays mental health safety checks

The Care Quality Commission has increased pay for doctors carrying out essential safeguarding visits for mental health patients after a workforce shortage resulted in waiting time targets being missed.

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Trust forms estates joint venture with private firm

A London mental health trust has appointed a commercial group to its strategic estates partnership.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Mental Health

Mental Health Inreach Team, Oxleas Foundation Trust, HMP Swaleside: The Emotional Wellbeing Mentor Scheme at HMP Swaleside

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Mental health trust prosecuted after nurses attacked

The Health and Safety Executive is prosecuting a mental health trust after two nurses were attacked by a patient, it has been confirmed to HSJ.

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Mental health crisis unit fails to hit admission target

A pioneering new assessment suite for people suffering a mental health crisis missed its target for reducing hospital admissions during the winter.

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Mental Health

Hampshire Constabulary and Isle of Wight Trust with Wessex Academic Health Science Network: Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) Project

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Mental health trust launches review of deaths in custody

A mental health trust which runs prisons services is launching a review of the way it handles deaths in custody after concerns that such incidents are not being investigated in a “robust” way.

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Revealed: CQC inspects 40 providers after whistleblower concerns

Whistleblowers’ complaints to the Care Quality Commission have resulted in 40 providers having inspections instigated or brought forward in the last year.

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Trusts urged to 'prove critics wrong' with deficit reduction

Technical accounting measures and “a material number of land sales” have helped NHS trusts improve their forecast deficit for this year.

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

NHS staff survey: Best and worst performing trusts

The annual NHS survey has shown staff continue to believe the care their trusts provide is safe, with 69 per cent saying they would recommend care at their organisation to a friend or relative.

London

Trust shortlists firms for strategic estates partnership

A mental health and community services trust has named the shortlisted bidders to run its strategic estates partnership.

Pensions

NHS 'opt out' pension scheme deemed legal

An NHS trust’s controversial pension scheme has been ruled as legal by regulators, the trust said.

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Trusts form new 'group model' to cut costs

Three trust chief executives have said their new partnership will not create expensive “governance castles” but will focus on making back office efficiencies and improving care pathways.

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.