More diverse organisations benefit the planning and provision of services, resulting in higher quality care for the population served, writes Sean Duggan
One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.
It will take vision, hard work, political bravery, and realistic investment to make progress amidst children’s mental health crisis, writes Sean Duggan
Clinical harm reviews are being carried out to see if 160 children came to harm after waiting more than a year for mental health treatment, HSJ can reveal.
A consortium of mental health trusts has created a new central team to bring back out of area patients and manage beds for the footprint.
Up to 800 children have been waiting nearly two years for assessments for autistic spectrum conditions and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in Kent, it has emerged.
A new chair has been announced for a teaching hospital trust and its local mental health trust.
The Care Quality Commission has increased pay for doctors carrying out essential safeguarding visits for mental health patients after a workforce shortage resulted in waiting time targets being missed.
Lewisham and Greenwich Trust: A Safer Approach to Ethical Feeding Decisions
Hertfordshire Care Providers Association, Hertfordshire County Council and East and North Hertfordshire CCG: Complex Care Premium
Only around a third of NHS trusts in London have their own permanent head of procurement or procurement director, HSJ research reveals.
The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
North East London Foundation Trust has been given a ’requires improvement’ rating by the Care Quality Commission after inspectors issued a warning notice resulting in the closure of an inpatient unit.
The winning quality improvement project focused on enhancing the environment in a dementia ward, using a validated assessment tool to find out if the ward was “dementia friendly”.
PERFORMANCE: A mental health trust in London has closed down a unit for adolescent patients after a Care Quality Commission inspection.
Analysis of the best and worst performers in the London region on key measures in the NHS staff survey 2015.
PERFORMANCE: South Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust could see its income fall below £200m within four years, according to a review of Essex’s mental health services.