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