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A West Midlands trust has withdrawn from a controversial mental health consortium to focus on its sustainability and transformation partnership.
An outstanding-rated trust has been handed a “mortifying” inadequate rating for its children’s mental health services, which were redesigned two years ago via a controversial tendering exercise.
Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.
Six mental health trusts are being lined up for the next wave of NHS England’s flagship effort to digitalise providers.
Worcestershire commissioners have chosen a community and mental health trust to be an “integrator” for accountable care across the county.
The Worcestershire and Herefordshire sustainability and transformation partnership has appointed veteran NHS manager Charles Waddicor as its independent chair.
The NHS is unlikely to meet a government target to cut delayed transfers of care to 3.5 per cent of its overall 131,000 bed base by next month, analysis of official data published today suggests.
A coroner has raised concerns about the lack of coordination in mental health services for young people in Birmingham, after a patient under NHS care was found hanged.
More than 150 new inpatient beds for children and young people with mental health problems will be available by 2019, NHS England said today.
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.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
The new health system for Hereford and Worcestershire has requested national support to help consolidate back office services across all of its NHS organisations and local councils.
Ministers agreed nearly £300,000 in pay rises for the chairs of NHS trusts over the past year, HSJ can reveal.
Two non-executive directors are departing from Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust just weeks after it revealed it was heading for a large unexpected deficit.
FINANCE: A group of clinical commissioning groups in the Midlands have outlined proposals for wide ranging restrictions to NHS services in order to close a £25m funding gap.
STRUCTURE: A clinical commissioning group chair has said there is “very significant concern” that a temporary closure of inpatient maternity services at Alexandra Hospital in Redditch will become permanent.
COMMERCIAL: A controversial mental health procurement could land commissioners with added expense by leaving the existing provider, which bid unsuccessfully for the contract, with stranded costs, according to an external review.