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.
Achieving an even gender balance on NHS organisations’ boards by 2020 is now a “much harder task” than it was a year ago, as only a quarter of providers have so far met the target.
Gender-balanced boards at NHS organisations result in “better care and safer care”, according to the leader of the Health and Care Women’s Leaders Network.
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.
Clinical harm reviews are being carried out to see if 160 children came to harm after waiting more than a year for mental health treatment, HSJ can reveal.
With patients as trusted equals in decision making, Sussex MSK Partnership (Central) appointed the first patient director in the NHS to facilitate patient partnerships for improvement and governance, says David Gilbert
The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the death of a patient who absconded from a mental health unit and was then killed by an apparent stranger.
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NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.
Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.
A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.
A financial turnaround project where management consultants are sent to work with NHS trusts has been shelved by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned.
Six mental health trusts are being lined up for the next wave of NHS England’s flagship effort to digitalise providers.
Changes to the rules governing the detention of mental health patients in police cells could put trusts in an “impossible position” if there are not enough resources to improve access to hospital care, leading sector figures have warned.
The East Sussex Better Together programme was developed to improve care pathways and patient outcomes by integrating health and social care systems.
NHS trusts must reduce their combined monthly deficit to £107m to meet the official forecast figures in the second half of 2017-18, after recording a monthly deficit of almost £300m in the first half of the year.
NHS England named Cygnet Health Care as a partner in a new care model for young people’s mental health 10 days after inspectors found serious failings at its hospital in Woking that led to the temporary closure of its adolescents’ psychiatric intensive care unit.
Sales of land or physical assets by NHS trusts generated cash receipts of £220m in 2016-17.
A second wave of providers has been chosen to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services, HSJ can reveal.
The latest NHS bed occupancy figures are the highest ever recorded for a third quarter since quarterly data collections began in 2010, providing a further sign of the system’s capacity challenges.