South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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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

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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.

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Leaked report exposes Staffordshire's 'oppressive culture'

A leaked report has delivered a damning verdict on the NHS leadership in Staffordshire, describing the health economy as beset with an ‘oppressive culture’ and in ‘perpetual crisis mode’.

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Acute trust warns 2015-16 deficit could hit £23m

FINANCE: Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust is predicting that its deficit could worsen to from £12.7m to £22.7m by the end of 2015-16.

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CCG expected to rule on closure of mental health unit

STRUCTURE: Telford and Wrekin CCG is expected to decide next month whether to close a mental health unit in Telford that hosts inpatient facilities and crisis resolution teams.

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Value in Healthcare Awards: Value and Improvement in Telehealth

The judges described this as an innovative, simple, sustainable and scalable project that addresses a common but difficult issue.