Availability of inpatient child and adolescent mental health services beds — particularly for eating disorders — has reached ‘crisis point’, with young people left waiting on a standard paediatric ward or at home as demand surged during the covid pandemic.
A small trust with severe quality and financial problems is to share a chair with its larger neighbour, it has announced.
A new independent chair has been appointed to the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire health and care system.
Isle of Wight’s struggling integrated trust is partnering with a mainland provider in Hampshire, which will help it deliver mental health services.
A manager has won his employment tribunal against a patient transport company he alleged had misled clients over staffing.
Mental health trusts are continuing to experience higher than average incidences of violence against staff, the NHS staff survey has shown.
Struggling community teams have resorted to “limiting access” to services for seriously ill patients as investment fails to reach the front line, an official report has claimed.
Only one trust has as many black and minority ethnic board members as white, and 96 trusts say they have no BME board directors at all, new data has revealed.
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.
Primary and community care leaders in the Portsmouth area are planning the first steps towards rolling out a new care model.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
STRUCTURE: Mental health providers in Oxford and the Thames Valley have set out how they will use their new commissioning powers to create a new care model for secure adult mental health services.
Six regions have been chosen by NHS England to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services.
Steps are finally being taken to bring down barriers to understanding what accessible information is and how it can transform lives
PERFORMANCE: A hospital trust has been rated inadequate for urgent and emergency services after unannounced CQC inspections found serious performance problems.
This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.
WORKFORCE: A GP with 25 years’ experience has started as the new clinical chair of Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group.
COMMERCIAL: Solent Trust is set to sue Hampshire County Council after the local authority awarded a £41.3m contract for adult substance misuse services to another provider, HSJ has been told.