The chief executive of an NHS trust in the north west has apologised after being sanctioned for “unacceptable behaviour”.
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The amount spent on redundancy payments by foundation trusts has fallen significantly over the past three financial years, HSJ analysis reveals.
More than 20 trusts have been chosen to be part of a new NHS efficiency review led by Lord Carter.
Services run by Liverpool’s scandal-hit community provider look set to be split between two foundation trusts.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Seventeen trusts that have not agreed control totals with NHS Improvement are predicting a combined deficit of more than £400m for 2016-17.
The closure of two care homes has been blamed for a high rate of delayed transfers of care in Dorset. The local mental health provider is the only foundation trust in breach of Monitor’s target for delays, HSJ can reveal.
PERFORMANCE: Commissioners have told 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust to boost its performance in for improving access to psychological therapies services
MENTAL HEALTH: Some young people with mental health problems have been placed in inpatient units out of the 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust’s remit because of lack of space in its own child and adolescent mental health services.
STRUCTURE: Building work has begun on a mental health facility in Leigh as part of 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust.
Four clinical commissioning groups are among the top 10 Best Places to Work in healthcare
Several NHS mental health providers saw double figure real terms reductions in their income between 2011-12 and 2013-14, HSJ analysis has revealed.
FINANCE: A North West mental health trust has secured the price cut recommended for acute trusts from its local commissioners, trust board papers show.
STRUCTURE: A new website for young people with mental health problems is being publicised through a cinema advert – starring an 18-year-old who received support from a mental health trust for anxiety and depression.
CLINICAL RESEARCH: NHS trusts across the north west are to take part in a clinical trial to examine the benefits of recovery focussed cognitive behavioural therapy for people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder for less than five years.
PERFORMANCE: The foundation received the highest score in the country for involving service users’ loved ones in their care, in a new Care Quality Commission survey of people who use community mental health services.