North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Rearranging the chairs

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

County hall maidstone

Council drops CCG from joint commissioning deal

A county council has withdrawn from an agreement in which the NHS commissioned some child mental health services on its behalf, over concerns the expected outcomes were not being achieved.

Sean Duggan

NHS should celebrate diversity from frontline to the top

More diverse organisations benefit the planning and provision of services, resulting in higher quality care for the population served, writes Sean Duggan

Nurse doctor

Standalone community trusts meet safe staffing plans more often

One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.

Sean Duggan

Bigger step-change is need of the hour for children's mental health

It will take vision, hard work, political bravery, and realistic investment to make progress amidst children’s mental health crisis, writes Sean Duggan


Harm assessments after 160 children wait more than a year for mental health treatment

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.

Psychiatric / mental health unit

Five-trust consortium to repatriate high risk patients

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.


Hundreds of children waiting years for ADHD assessments

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.

Joe Fielder

Joint chair appointed across acute and mental health trusts

A new chair has been announced for a teaching hospital trust and its local mental health trust.

Sean Duggan

Workforce shortage delays mental health safety checks

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.

care of older people lewisham and greenwich nhs trust

HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Care of Older People

Lewisham and Greenwich Trust: A Safer Approach to Ethical Feeding Decisions

Workforce efficiency

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Workforce Efficiency

Hertfordshire Care Providers Association, Hertfordshire County Council and East and North Hertfordshire CCG: Complex Care Premium

Bank balance

Two-thirds of London trusts lack own procurement director

Only around a third of NHS trusts in London have their own permanent head of procurement or procurement director, HSJ research reveals.

HSJ Value In Healthcare Awards

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards shortlist revealed

The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.

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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: A unit closed after a visit from the CQC

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover


CQC closed unit after CQC warning notice

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.

Patient safety in care of older people

Patient Safety Awards 2016: Patient Safety in Care of Older People

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”.

Teenagers in class

Mental health trust closes adolescent unit after CQC inspection

PERFORMANCE: A mental health trust in London has closed down a unit for adolescent patients after a Care Quality Commission inspection.

London tube train

London: Best and worst staff survey performers

Analysis of the best and worst performers in the London region on key measures in the NHS staff survey 2015.