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As we get ready to say goodbye to 2020, HSJ takes a look back at the 10 most read mental health stories of the year.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought in a remote working revolution in the NHS, which brings with it new challenges and opportunities. An HSJ webinar, supported by IBM, explored this key issue.
‘Systemic’ problems within mental health services in Birmingham have caused the number of people waiting for an inpatient bed to reach ‘extremely concerning’ levels, according to documents leaked to HSJ.
David Probert, the chief executive of Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust, was among the panellists for an HSJ webinar that explored what a growing need for remote working means for the NHS.
Local mental health commissioning may be transferred to NHS providers under a new contract in one of the UK’s biggest cities.
Every current executive director at the five NHS trusts in Birmingham is white, despite more than 40 per cent of the city’s population being from a black, Asian or ethnic minority background.
The NHS must directly confront the issue of “white privilege”, take responsibility for the fact that some from a minority ethnic background believe the service contains “racist” organisations, and stop looking for reasons not to tackle discrimination, leading NHS figures have told HSJ.
Senior doctors repeatedly raised concerns over safety and staffing problems at a mental health trust before a cluster of 12 deaths, an HSJ investigation has found.
A trust chief has told staff she has been “culpable” and “complicit” when it comes to understanding the inequality and discrimination faced by black, Asian and minority ethnic people.
A learning disability care provider said it has received an “unprecedented” number of do not resuscitate forms from doctors that it believes to be illegal.
Staff working for mental health and learning disability providers remain the least likely to say they are happy with the standard of care offered by their organisation – although there has been a slight improvement.
A Spanish corporation and an NHS trust are researching whether patients’ mobile data could be used to predict mental health crises.
A manager has won his employment tribunal against a patient transport company he alleged had misled clients over staffing.
Patients experiencing a mental health crisis in Birmingham are at risk as the police, mental health trust and the city council are not working together or communicating, coroners have warned.
Commissioners in the West Midlands have rejected a request for additional mental health funding, despite an increase in case loads and concerns raised over patient safety.
Mental health trusts are continuing to experience higher than average incidences of violence against staff, the NHS staff survey has shown.
An East Midlands mental health trust has announced it has appointed a new chief executive.
A third of mental health trusts did not bid for any capital funding through their sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ can reveal.
One of the country’s biggest mental health trusts faces paying tens of thousands of pounds in legal costs after losing a court battle over the name of one of its services.