Six mental health trusts are being lined up for the next wave of NHS England’s flagship effort to digitalise providers.
A trust chief with more than 20 years experience has been appointed “executive lead” of the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West sustainability and transformation partnership.
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.
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 organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.
Fourteen mental health trusts are vying to secure up to £5m of central funding as part of the digital exemplars programme, HSJ understands.
NHS England has told HSJ it is working with a sustainability and transformation plan on ”ensuring they will put in place the right skilled workforce to ensure high quality care”.
Workforce costs in a south of England region will be cut by more than £30m through changes to the nursing skill mix including greater use of “generic support workers”, according to a newly published STP document.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
An independent chair has been appointed to Berkshire West’s accountable care system to help ensure the parties involved are held “mutually to account”.
STRUCTURE: Mental health providers in Oxford and the Thames Valley have set out how they will use their new commissioning powers to create a new care model for secure adult mental health services.
Six regions have been chosen by NHS England to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services.
This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.
NHS leaders have revealed plans to establish an “accountable care system” serving the population around Reading and west Berkshire.
Commissioners have brought in a specialist IT firm to integrate all the patient care record systems across Berkshire, as part of one of the NHS’s largest joined up patient record projects.
Chief inspector of general practice Steve Field has said he is happy for struggling GP practices to be taken over by larger providers and NHS trusts if it results in better leadership.
WORKFORCE: Staff turnover at Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has risen for three years in a row. It stood at 17.1 per cent for January.
There are challenges to be overcome to achieve the forward view