Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.
Commissioners in north west London spent £36m on consultancy firms over the last four financial years – including millions on service redesign recently stalled by NHS Improvement.
A mental health trust has reduced patient restraint by a fifth in one year under a new clinical pathway at its purpose built medium secure unit.
Regulators have lifted the warning notice on a high secure hospital following improvements at the site.
A coroner has urged NHS England to improve physical healthcare support for patients in mental health units following the death of a new mother with post-partum psychosis in an inpatient unit.
A new report by NHS Providers quizzes a range of leaders on issues including the role of sustainability and transformation plans and accountable care systems.
Only around a third of NHS trusts in London have their own permanent head of procurement or procurement director, HSJ research reveals.
Regulators have ordered a mental health trust to make significant improvements at a high secure hospital, after concerns were raised in three inspections.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
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SERVICE DESIGN: A pilot project is aiming to bring greater integration to children’s mental health services and break the “disconnect” between community and inpatient care.
Six regions have been chosen by NHS England to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services.
A current and former chief executive have both criticised the process that saw a trust leader removed after a negative Care Quality Commission inspection.
Analysis of the best and worst performers in the London region on key measures in the NHS staff survey 2015.
WORKFORCE: A mental health trust has accepted that a whistleblower raised concerns “in good faith”, a year after an employment tribunal dismissed her case.
WORKFORCE: The medical director of a London mental health trust is leaving to take up a chief executive post in the West Country.
WORKFORCE: A London mental health trust has appointed a new chief executive.
WORKFORCE: A London mental health trust lost 14 per cent of its nursing workforce over the past two financial years, HSJ analysis has found.
PERFORMANCE: Low staffing levels and an ‘unacceptable variation’ in the use of restraint at West London Mental Health Trust has caused the Care Quality Commission to call for the trust to make improvements.