The NHS is set to miss a major national target to eliminate inappropriate out of area placements within mental health by the end of March, HSJ can reveal.
The Cultural Ambassador programme was an opportunity to make a difference and challenge any unconscious bias and discrimination that may occur for those black, Asian and minority ethnic employees entering or during formal HR processes.
A plea by hospital consultants for their local commissioners to delay the procurement of a landmark “integrated care provider” contract has been rejected, HSJ can confirm.
A second coronavirus spike appears to be emerging in the West Midlands, with one of the region’s trusts now reporting nine deaths from the illness.
Director roles for the NHS’ first integrated care provider have been advertised ahead of its launch later this year.
Two mental health trusts which are set to merge next year have appointed their future chief executive.
Concerns from “dozens” of consultants over their trust’s handling of bullying allegations have been escalated to the health and social care secretary by a medical union.
Plans to merge two mental health trusts in the West Midlands have suffered a set back after proposals were queried by NHS Improvement, HSJ can reveal
Two West Midlands trusts have failed to appoint a joint chair ahead of their merger next year.
Only one trust has as many black and minority ethnic board members as white, and 96 trusts say they have no BME board directors at all, new data has revealed.
Many mental health trusts are too small and risk being “left on the side” in system integration plans, a leading chief executive has warned.
Two mental health providers previously involved in failed plans for a triple merger have now decided to become one trust.
More than 7,000 NHS staff raised concerns with a local freedom to speak up guardian according to the latest data.
A non-executive director for a West Midlands trust has been appointed as chair of his area’s sustainability and transformation partnership.
Two management consultancies have been commissioned to help four STPs in the West Midlands “accelerate” their integration plans, HSJ has learned.
A merger of three trusts has been dropped because it would have created a trust spanning two sustainability and transformation partnership areas, along with concerns over clinical and financial viability, HSJ can reveal.
Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.
A major alliance of acute providers in the West Midlands is being expanded to include a fourth trust, HSJ has learned.
A merger of three trusts in the West Midlands has been put on hold by NHS Improvement.