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Exclusive: Key NHS long-term plan target to be missed ‘due to covid’

The NHS is set to miss a major national target to eliminate inappropriate out of area placements within mental health by the end of March, HSJ can reveal.

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Creating a freedom to speak up culture with real heart

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber FT, the winner of the Freedom to Speak up Organisation of the Year at the 2019 HSJ Awards, has ensured a FTSU culture has spread throughout the organisation and the region, says Jennifer Trueland

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First ‘digital aspirant’ trusts revealed by NHSX

Twenty-three trusts will share a £28m pot of technology funding as part of the first wave of “digital aspirant” providers, NHSX has announced.

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HSJ Awards 2019: Freedom to speak up organisation of the year

WINNER: Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Foundation Trust – Developing Compassionate “Speak Up” cultures – within and across systems

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Revealed: The trusts which successfully challenged their CQC ratings

Three NHS providers successfully challenged the Care Quality Commission to improve their draft inspection rating last year.


Revealed: The trusts testing the new A&E targets

NHS England has selected 14 hospital trusts to test new accident and emergency standards which could replace the four-hour target.

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Former Southern Health director takes up new executive role

A former regional adviser for the Care Quality Commission has been appointed executive medical director at a community and mental health trust.

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CCG chief officer quits as STP lead

The chief officer of a CCG rated outstanding is stepping down as lead of a STP with the lowest rating.


Nursing assistant guilty of claiming pay for bogus shifts

A mental health trust has introduced a new rostering system after a nursing assistant claimed for more than £7,600 for bank shifts he did not work.

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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.

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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.

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Revealed: First digital maturity index scores in full

This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.

Northern Lincolnshire bodies create elderly care team

Health and social care bodies across Northern Lincolnshire have used a £1.3m tranche of their Better Care Fund money to create a multi-disciplinary team to focus on care for frail elderly patients.

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Trust monitors mental health unit following suicides

PERFORMANCE: Clinical governance experts are examining whether an action plan is being followed at a mental health unit where six inpatients took their own lives while on leave between April and December 2013.

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HSJ reveals the top healthcare employers

Four clinical commissioning groups are among the top 10 Best Places to Work in healthcare

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Best Places to Work 2014 – community trust

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Analysed: Rewiring Manchester's mental health services

This week’s HSJ Local Briefing analyses moves to address shortcomings in Manchester’s mental health provision

Rotherham mental health trust expecting surplus

FINANCE: Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health Foundation Trust made a surplus of £1.8m to the end of February – nearly £200,000 above plan.

Six incidents reported at Doncaster mental health trust

PERFORMANCE: Two unexpected deaths and three suspected suicides were among six serious incidents reported by Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Mental Health Foundation Trust between mid-February and mid-March.

Waiting list shake-up at RDASH foundation trust

PERFORMANCE: The puzzling appearance of a large number of previously unknown long waiters on a mental health’s trust waiting list has led to changes.