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.
Mental health specialised commissioning will be fully devolved to providers within the next three years, according to the chief executive of a major mental health trust.
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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A mental health trust has been taken to court after being accused of breaching a trademark over its name for a specialist service.
A large mental health trust has announced the appointment of a new chief executive.
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.
John Short, chief executive at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, has announced his retirement after six years at the helm.
A West Midlands trust has withdrawn from a controversial mental health consortium to focus on its sustainability and transformation partnership.
Sacking leaders when mistakes are made and “salami slicing” budgets to make quick savings “endanger improvement” and risk system failure in mental health, a new NHS Improvement report says.
A children’s mental health service previously rated inadequate has been turned around in less than year with the Care Quality Commission now judging it as good.
Child mental health services in Birmingham and Solihull are set to be redesigned for the second time in two years, in another bid to remove unnecessary fragmentation in the system.
HSJ has identified 19 providers that have already established a subsidiary company to manage their estate, plus 16 that have told staff they are considering the move.
Six mental health trusts are being lined up for the next wave of NHS England’s flagship effort to digitalise providers.
A large mental health trust is resisting a requirement from the Care Quality Commission to drop blanket patient searches as it would put people at risk from knife crime.
A mental health inpatient was left to sleep on chair for a week in a unit intended to keep people for no more than 12 hours.
One of the most advanced national vanguard projects has decided to form a multispecialty community provider through an alliance agreement rather than go out to procurement as it “would take longer”.
The country’s only mental health vanguard is preparing to launch the first bed management system across multiple trusts, to halve the number of patients being sent out of area.
Birmingham and Solihull’s merging clinical commissioning groups have appointed their first joint chief executive on an interim basis, after failing to find a permanent candidate.