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Dave west expert briefing

The Commissioner: New commissioners – a lead provider

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable insight for commissioners, by Dave West.

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Revealed: Trusts lined up for next wave of digital funding

Six mental health trusts are being lined up for the next wave of NHS England’s flagship effort to digitalise providers.

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Vanguard launching first bed management system across trusts

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.

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CCGs avoid tender process with £57m contract award

Two incumbent community providers have been named as the lead contractors for a new £57m out of hospital services model proposed for Coventry and Warwickshire.

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Analysis: Mental health services with the biggest leadership and safety risks

There is a statistically significant link between serious safety concerns and the quality of leadership in England’s mental health services, an HSJ investigation reveals.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

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16 CCGs launch integrated NHS 111 and urgent care services

Sixteen West Midlands clinical commissioning groups are set to mobilise a new integrated NHS 111, GP out of hours and urgent care service across a population of 4.6 million after awarding a set of contracts worth up to £172m.

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Midlands trust warned over 'unsafe' mental health wards

QUALITY: Eleven month waiting lists, high levels of restraint and out of date medicine have been experienced by patients with mental health conditions in the Midlands.

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Council to lead county-wide CAMHS tender

A county council has been nominated to lead the procurement of a new mental health services contract for young people spanning three clinical commissioning groups.

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CCG abandons controversial community services procurement

A clinical commissioning group has abandoned its high profile competitive tender for community services in favour of a joint programme with two neighbouring commissioners.

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Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full

This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.

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FT 'disappointed' by community services tender

COMMERCIAL: A foundation trust is planning a joint bid with GPs to run out of hospital care after commissioners decided to run a competitive tender to improve local services.

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Value in Healthcare Awards 2015

Learn about this year’s winning projects in HSJ’s celebration of organisations delivering real value

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Revealed: Winners of the Value in Healthcare Awards 2015

Chosen from a record breaking number of entries

Value in Healthcare Awards: Value and Improvement in Mental Health

The judges said: “The work being done here is exemplary and sustainable, in a complex area with often challenging patients.”

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Exclusive: Norman Lamb to chair mental health commission

Norman Lamb will chair a commission looking at the links between poor mental health, public services and the economy, set up by local authorities in the West Midlands, they have confirmed to HSJ.

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New chief executive for West Midlands trust

The chief executive of a North West community trust is to take on the top job at a West Midlands mental health provider.

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Exclusive: Mental health providers warn of further funding squeeze

Mental health trusts have complained their commissioners are disregarding national guidance requiring them to increase real terms spending on mental health in 2015-16 and help fund the delivery of new targets.

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Mental health repatriation ensures patients are homeward bound

Three CCGs saved £10.5m and improved patient outcomes

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Value in Healthcare Awards: Value and Improvement in Information Technology

The judges said this was a nationally important innovation that directly addresses a major health problem in a way that allows rapid delivery across primary care throughout the UK.