Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

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Eight trusts tender £2bn pathology contract amid network shake-up

An NHS pathology contract worth more than £2bn has been put on the market with the aim of linking eight trusts’ laboratory services.

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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.

Queen Mary's, Sidcup, South London Healthcare NHS Trust

Hospital boss takes mental health role

A hospital boss has taken a job as chief executive of a nearby mental health trust.

Money

Three trust partnership finds £4m investment for community services

New models of working between three London mental health trusts has delivered new investment in services worth more than £4m, HSJ has learned.

David Bradley

Three trusts plan to take control of £80m complex care spending

A partnership of mental health trusts could take over responsibility for £80m of commissioner spending as part of plans to reduce the number of patients in secure rehabilitation wards, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ Top Chief Executives 2014

The 50 top chief executives nominated by their peers

lewisham hospital

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.