A shortage of beds for mental health patients – leaving them waiting in emergency departments for more than 12 hours – is a national “scandal”, according to one of the NHS’ most senior and experienced leaders.
A mental health trust has closed its patient waiting area due to a threat from the Care Quality Commission, which its chief has said will mean people waiting longer in A&E.
Two mental health trusts have hired management consultants to look at how they can be more involved in joint working, HSJ can reveal.
A serious incident has been declared at a trust after a backlog in scans delayed five patients’ cancer diagnosis.
The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.
Three London trusts are in talks with clinical commissioning groups to take on responsibility for local mental health budgets, HSJ can reveal.
Two London trusts have entered into a “strategic alliance”, they announced this week.
Three bidders have been shortlisted for one of the biggest NHS pathology contracts, HSJ can reveal.
A trust has been fined £300,000 after two healthcare workers were repeatedly stabbed by a patient at a medium secure forensic unit.
An NHS pathology contract worth more than £2bn has been put on the market with the aim of linking eight trusts’ laboratory services.
Hundreds of young people assessed as needing specialist mental health treatment have been made to wait more than a year, an investigation by HSJ can reveal.
A hospital boss has taken a job as chief executive of a nearby mental health trust.
New models of working between three London mental health trusts has delivered new investment in services worth more than £4m, HSJ has learned.
A partnership of mental health trusts could take over responsibility for £80m of commissioner spending as part of plans to reduce the number of patients in secure rehabilitation wards, HSJ can reveal.
A £539m turnover trust will need to borrow £95.5m in 2017-18 to achieve its financial targets, it has revealed.
A new chief executive has been appointed to a London hospital trust that recently had an investigation into its financial governance.
A partnership of mental health trusts is investing £3m a year into community provision as part of a pilot scheme to improve children and young people’s services.
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