2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Trust drops £50m contract to reshape around ICS

A west midlands trust is set to lose roughly 20 per cent of its income after deciding not to renew a mental health contract, as two providers reshape around the patches of their integrated care systems.

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Exclusive: NHS trusts dismiss Brexit impact on staff retention

NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.

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Exclusive: Trusts 'limiting access' to psychosis services

Struggling community teams have resorted to “limiting access” to services for seriously ill patients as investment fails to reach the front line, an official report has claimed.

Joe Rafferty

Many mental health trusts are too small, says top CEO

Many mental health trusts are too small and risk being “left on the side” in system integration plans, a leading chief executive has warned.


Revealed: New money for 15 trusts to trial flexible working

Fifteen NHS trusts have been selected by the Department of Health and Social Care to receive funding for pilot projects to enable flexible working.

Vale Community Hospital

Trusts to appoint joint chief ahead of merger

A community trust and mental health trust have announced plans to merge and will switch to joint leadership next year.

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Revealed: 23 trusts chosen for new Carter review

More than 20 trusts have been chosen to be part of a new NHS efficiency review led by Lord Carter.

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Revealed: Trusts in mix for millions in digital funding

Fourteen mental health trusts are vying to secure up to £5m of central funding as part of the digital exemplars programme, HSJ understands.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: Leadership troubles across the boards

Fortnightly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

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.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: Jim Mackey’s naughty step

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell


Six areas take on new mental health commissioning powers

Six regions have been chosen by NHS England to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services.

Will hazell expert briefing

Deep South: England's only health economy running a surplus

Weekly updates and essential insight into the NHS in the South West, by Will Hazell

Lisa Rodrigues

One day mental health stigma will be a distant memory

A new campaign is exploring what gets in the way of delivering compassionate mental healthcare

2gether Foundation Trust

Best Places to Work – Mental Health Trusts

Steven Michael

New chair for Mental Health Network

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Airline style briefings aim to improve patient safety

Trusts taking part in the new Sign up to Safety campaign will be asked to commit to giving patients “airline style” safety advice on their stay in hospital, a trust chief executive leading the campaign has said.


Preferred bidders named in Bristol mental health tender

COMMERCIAL: A mental health trust which faced losing business worth £30m due to quality concerns has been named as the preferred bidder for the main lot in a highly contested tender for the services.

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London trust and Priory bid for Bristol mental health tender

COMMERCIAL: The Priory Group and South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust are among the bidders shortlisted to lead the delivery of mental health services in Bristol, it has been announced.

2gether struggles with children and young people backlog

PERFORMANCE: 2gether Foundation Trust has seen an “unanticipated” increase in referrals to its children and young people’s service.