Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Rob Webster

STP moves towards shared control total

Leaders across a sustainability and transformation partnership are drafting a new agreement that could lead to the organisations in the STP sharing a control total.

Claire Murdoch

Exclusive: 11 providers given £300m commissioning budget

A second wave of providers has been chosen to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services, HSJ can reveal.

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Regulators developing protocol for 'safe service closures'

A national protocol for sudden service closure is being produced after NHS agencies missed “red flags” when a mental health unit closed with just six days’ notice.

Rob Webster

Big STP plots 'accountable care organisations' across 2.5m patch

New “accountable care organisations” will strengthen commissioning services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, according to its published sustainability and transformation plan.

Alan Johnson

STP sets publication date after MPs appeal for openness

Health leaders in the north have set a date for publishing their sustainability and transformation plan, following calls for transparency from the region’s MPs.

The Christie

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.

Sara Munro

New trust chief vows to cut costly out of area treatments

The new chief executive of a Yorkshire mental health trust has vowed to cut out of area placements as part of plans to make savings of £1.5m and meet efficiency targets.

John Oldham

Capitated budgets are a good deal for long term conditions

With the Year of Care capitation tariff attracting global interest, capitation budgets are becoming a mainstream need for seamless care of patients with long term conditions

Sara Munro

Yorkshire FT names new chief executive

STRUCTURE: A Yorkshire mental health trust has appointed Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust’s director of quality and nursing as its new chief executive.

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'Lack of grip' across NHS blamed for sudden hospital shutdown

The “fragmented” structure of the NHS and lack of “strategic grip” have been blamed for a crisis leading to the sudden closure of a psychiatric hospital.

Angel of the North

North of England: Staff survey best and worst performers

Analysis of the best and worst performers in the North of England region on key measures in the NHS staff survey 2015, released today.

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Former head of leadership at NHS England jailed

A former head of leadership at NHS England has been jailed for nearly five years after being convicted of fraud offences.


NHS England former head of leadership faces jail after fraud

NHS England’s former head of leadership is facing jail after admitting his part in a multimillion pound fraud.

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North East bosses seek to move patients back to York following hospital closure

Mental health services in York have transferred to a new provider as planned, after the sudden closure of a psychiatric hospital threatened to delay the process.

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Sudden hospital closure could delay major service transfer

REGULATION: A major transfer of mental health services between two providers could be delayed after the sudden closure of a psychiatric hospital in York.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Monitor refuses to investigate tender process despite concerns

COMMERCIAL: Monitor will not investigate the awarding of a £190m mental health contract in Yorkshire, despite saying the commissioner ‘could have done more to mitigate a conflict of interest’.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

'Conflict of interest' claim over mental health contract

COMMERICAL: A Yorkshire trust has complained to Monitor about a tender process which resulted in the loss of a £190m mental health contract.

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HSJ Top Chief Executives 2015

HSJ’s second annual list

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Revealed: FTs' £92m spend on exit packages

Almost one tenth of foundation trusts’ entire £92.4m spend on severance packages last year was paid by a single provider, HSJ analysis reveals