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Money, cash and notes

More than a dozen trust chairs receive two salaries as shared leadership spreads

Sixteen people are now chairing more than one NHS trust, but there is significant variation in how much they are paid for their extra roles, an HSJ analysis has found.

Jinjer Kandola

Two trusts to share chief executive

Two trusts in north London are set to share a chief executive.

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Trust complains of ‘very harsh’ exclusion from national costing report

Fourteen trusts have had their financial data excluded from a national survey of spending due to accounting errors, in a process that one described as ‘very harsh’.

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Women in psychiatric unit ‘feared for sexual safety’

Women in a newly opened psychiatric intensive care unit had concerns for their sexual safety, a Care Quality Commission report has revealed.

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CEO urges staff to come forward after anonymous racism allegations

A trust chief executive has called for staff to come forward with concerns after anonymous allegations were made about black workers being treated like a ‘second class’.

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Patient restraint spikes as covid measures spark ‘frustration’

Several mental health trusts have reported spikes in incidents of physical restraint or seclusion on patients, driven by covid-19 restrictions, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: Hundreds of sexual assaults each year on mixed-gender wards

Hundreds of sexual assaults are reported each year on mixed-sex mental health wards in England, HSJ can reveal, highlighting the urgent need for investment to improve facilities.

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New chair for London hospital trust

A London hospital trust has had a new chair appointed.

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NHSE sets first targets to cut BME disciplinary cases

The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.

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Exclusive: Hundreds of patients kept in ‘distressing’ dormitory-style wards

NHS England says the government should consider hundreds of mental health patients who are being treated in “distressing” dormitory-style wards when it determines future capital spending budgets.

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Neighbouring trusts enter into 'strategic alliance'

Two London trusts have entered into a “strategic alliance”, they announced this week.

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London Eye: 'Closer working'

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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Best of 2018: HSJ's top mental health stories

As the year draws to an end, we look back on the 10 most-read stories from the mental health sector. These include the announcement of two trust chiefs stepping down and a merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country being delayed

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Restraint 'culture' prompts investigatory pilot with 25 trusts

National improvement teams are set to visit 25 mental health trusts as part of a bid to prevent inappropriate physical restraint and other “restrictive practices”.

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Revealed: Hundreds of children wait more than a year for specialist help

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.

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Exclusive: STF benefited trusts that 'needed it least'

The funding regime that was introduced to stabilise the acute sector has resulted in more cash being funnelled into the NHS trusts that needed it the least, according to analysis by HSJ.

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Financial performance: Best and worst of 2017-18

Twenty NHS providers accounted for almost £600m of deterioration against the trust sector’s financial plans in 2017-18.

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Trust sector reports 'window dressing' deficit of almost £1bn

NHS trusts ended last year with a combined deficit of £960m, according to accounting data published by regulators.