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
Many mental health trusts are too small and risk being “left on the side” in system integration plans, a leading chief executive has warned.
With allegations into racial discrimination at the workplace rarely upheld by employers or courts, Roger Kline, Naledi Kline and Joy Warmington give a set of questions for investigators to ensure more robust investigations
NHS England and NHS Improvement have blamed a proposed integration of the two national bodies as the reason they did not sign up to a new protocol sharing concerns about poor care.
Regulators who facilitated a secondment job for the chief executive of a scandal hit NHS trust “acted in line with guidelines and accepted practice at the time”, a review has found.
A government review into the regulation of NHS managers will consider whether seven specific areas of misconduct, including discouraging whistleblowing should be specified under a new fit and proper person test.
A recommendation to appoint a national clinical director for community services was dropped from Lord Carter’s community services efficiency report after NHS England intervened, HSJ can reveal.
A leading QC from the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry will lead an independent review of the fit and proper person test regulations.
Amina Uddin explores the updated guidance on the Fitness of Proper Persons Test but says the key issue is whether the test is applied appropriately
NHS Improvement chair Baroness Harding has called for a much “firmer” fit and proper person test and pledged the regulator would stop “recycling” senior NHS managers who cross “a moral line”.
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NHS Improvement has commissioned an independent investigation into the way jobs were “found or facilitated” for former directors at the scandal hit Liverpool Community Health Trust.
The safety expert who investigated the Liverpool care scandal has raised concerns over NHS England’s decision to scrap a “forward view” for community services.
A private provider is set to take over the troubled healthcare services at HM Prison Liverpool, under a core contract worth less than what the current NHS provider receives.
Andy Cowper attempts to find out what does the NHS mean ie what does it stand for.
Care Quality Commission chief Sir David Behan has said the government’s review of the fit and proper person test offers the chance to settle “contested territory”.
As the NHS completes 70 years, a cross party independent review of the health and care system tries to answer the tough questions about the future of the beleagured NHS, says Lord Darzi
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This is the first time Jeremy Hunt has had to deal with a care scandal that both feels eerily like Mid Staffordshire, and that happened on the Conservatives’ watch.
Ministers have said they will tackle the “revolving door culture” in NHS management in some areas – and seek to “clarify” whether regulators facilitated roles for former board members at a scandal hit trust.