A Yorkshire trust has managed to save £2m by repatriating out of area, locked rehabilitation patients and caring for them in the community.
Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.
This is HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.
Six mental health trusts are being lined up for the next wave of NHS England’s flagship effort to digitalise providers.
NHS trusts face significant fire safety risks, research by HSJ has shown.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
FINANCE: Cutting out of area placements for acute mental health patients has allowed a Yorkshire trust to plough £2m into bolstering community care.
NHS England has revealed its new 18 national clinical directors, along with seven previously unannounced “associate” NCDs.
STRUCTURE: Health and care organisations have agreed to pool £260m to redesign and commission services together in their application to become a “vanguard site” for the new models of care outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View.
FINANCES: Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust’s latest financial forecasts show that the organisation is heading for a surplus of £2.42m at the end of 2014-15.
WORKFORCE: Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust has appointed Paul Robinson as its chief finance officer.
WORKFORCE: The accountable officer of Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group has announced he is stepping down.
Four clinical commissioning groups are among the top 10 Best Places to Work in healthcare
FINANCE: Sheffield’s clinical commissioning group and city council have unveiled plans to pool £237m more than required by national rules in 2015-16, with the “ultimate aim” of establishing a single budget for health and social care.