South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Trust spend on compulsory redundancies rises by 8pc

Trust spend on compulsory redundancies increased by 8 per cent — or £3.3m — last year, analysis reveals.

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Review of 1,400 patients after 'inappropriate' treatment concerns

Fears over the “inappropriate” treatment of children and young people with autism has prompted a review of 1,400 cases in a trust’s under pressure mental health service.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Quality Improvement Initiative of the Year

Winner Oxford Academic Health Science Network Patient Safety Collaborative and East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group: Reducing urinary tract infections through hydration

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Milestone trust merger completed

A merger to create the NHS’s largest trust providing both physical community health services and mental health services has been approved by NHS Improvement.

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NHS Improvement rejects bids for small trust takeover

NHS Improvement has rejected two separate bids to take over a community trust, claiming neither submission met the full criteria.

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Milestone trust merger delayed until summer

A merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country has been delayed.

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CCGs drop children's mental health restriction after national 'advice'

Commissioners have backtracked on decisions not to accept out of area children who are in care of its under pressure mental health service.

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Trusts battle to take over neighbouring provider

An acute trust and a mental health provider in the West Midlands will compete to take over a neighbouring community trust after both were shortlisted as preferred bidders to run the struggling provider.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2017: Changing Culture

Cygnet Health Care: Self Harm to Together Healing Programme

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HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017: Facilities and Estates Management

QE Facilities: Establishment of wholly owned subsidiary company, [QE Facilities LTD] of Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead Foundation Trust

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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.

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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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Six areas take on new mental health commissioning powers

Six regions have been chosen by NHS England to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services.

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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.

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Snap inspection triggered by staffing concerns at Staffordshire hospital

WORKFORCE: Staff shortages at St George’s Hospital in Stafford have raised concerns that it is unable to provide care that adequately meets patients’ needs, a Care Quality Inspection has found.

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Cannock Chase CCG reports £2m in-year deficit

FINANCE: Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group has reported a deficit of £2.06m in the financial year to July, £12,000 lower than planned.

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Staffordshire transformation body appoints chair

WORKFORCE: The new body in Staffordshire created to draw up a region-wide transformation programme has appointed an ‘independent’ chair to oversee its work.

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Best Places to Work 2015 – Mental Health Trusts

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Trust posts £8m surplus after third quarter

FINANCE: South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare Foundation Trust had a surplus of £8.26m on income and expenditure as of 31 December.

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Solent to sue Hampshire council over tender award

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.