As the year draws to an end, we look back on the 10 most-read stories from the mental health sector. These include the announcement of two trust chiefs stepping down and a merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country being delayed
Trust spend on compulsory redundancies increased by 8 per cent — or £3.3m — last year, analysis reveals.
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.
Winner Oxford Academic Health Science Network Patient Safety Collaborative and East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group: Reducing urinary tract infections through hydration
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.
NHS Improvement has rejected two separate bids to take over a community trust, claiming neither submission met the full criteria.
A merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country has been delayed.
Commissioners have backtracked on decisions not to accept out of area children who are in care of its under pressure mental health service.
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.
Cygnet Health Care: Self Harm to Together Healing Programme
QE Facilities: Establishment of wholly owned subsidiary company, [QE Facilities LTD] of Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead Foundation Trust
The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
Six regions have been chosen by NHS England to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services.
This is a full list of trusts’ scores on the new digital maturity index, based on HSJ analysis of NHS England data.
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.
FINANCE: Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group has reported a deficit of £2.06m in the financial year to July, £12,000 lower than planned.
WORKFORCE: The new body in Staffordshire created to draw up a region-wide transformation programme has appointed an ‘independent’ chair to oversee its work.
Best Places to Work 2015 – Mental Health Trusts