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.
The NHS trust sector’s financial position has deteriorated to an overall deficit of £414.2m, providing new evidence of the pressure trusts are under.
FINANCE: A community and mental health provider has blamed increased agency spending and difficulties delivering its cost improvement plan for a £7.1m unplanned deficit halfway through the financial year.
The NHS provider sector has plunged further into the red, the latest figures from Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority show
Four clinical commissioning groups are among the top 10 Best Places to Work in healthcare
Championing patient and public involvement
Several NHS mental health providers saw double figure real terms reductions in their income between 2011-12 and 2013-14, HSJ analysis has revealed.