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Review into series of ‘unexpected deaths’ identifies service shortcomings

A review sparked by the “unexpected” deaths of 13 patients has found several shortcomings in the talking therapy services offered by a mental health trust.

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Wards at trust facing patient deaths inquiry downgraded to ‘inadequate’

Wards at a trust facing an inquiry over the deaths of vulnerable patients have been downgraded to ‘inadequate’ over fresh patient safety concerns.

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CQC orders ‘significant improvements’ at trust criticised over deaths

The Care Quality Commission has ordered ‘significant improvements’ from a mental health trust which has been criticised over the deaths of vulnerable patients.

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HSJ’s 10 most read mental health stories of 2020

As we get ready to say goodbye to 2020, HSJ takes a look back at the 10 most read mental health stories of the year.

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Mental health demand could rise by 40pc warns NHSE research

Demand for adult mental health services could rise by 40 per cent according to research commissioned by NHS England and seen by HSJ.

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Hospital closed by CQC to reopen under new provider

A mental health hospital which was closed by the Care Quality Commission last year following the deaths of two teenagers will be reopened by a different provider.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Mental Health Service Redesign Initiative

Covering the populations of Cheshire East and Vale Royal (7,000 people accessing specialist mental health services), this redesign is centred on service users, providers and commissioners working together to transform services for people severely affected by mental health problems, to improve:

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New trust CEO promises to be ‘advocate for diversity’

An NHS leader who worked in health development in Zimbabwe, Somaliland and Pakistan has promised to be a ‘strong advocate for diversity’ after being named chief executive of a northern trust.

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Trust to open new hospital ahead of schedule

A mental health trust is opening a new £40m hospital today, a week ahead of schedule.

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‘Two to three years’ before we have enough staff, says trust chief

The head of a mental health provider has said it “could be two to three years” before staffing supply for child and adolescent services meets demand, following new criticism of its services by the care quality regulator.

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Trust chief retires after 34 years in the NHS

The head of a mental health trust in the North East has announced his retirement after almost 34 years in the NHS.

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Revealed: The trusts testing latest round of emergency targets

New mental health emergency care targets will be trialled across 11 NHS organisations and one social enterprise, NHS England has confirmed.

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CQC closes ‘inadequate’ children’s unit

An NHS children’s mental health unit has been closed down by the Care Quality Commission after being rated “inadequate” earlier this week.

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Private firms banned from 'lead provider' role

National leaders have banned private firms from leading new models of care for specialised mental health – following criticism of their involvement.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Legal Services Provider of the Year

WINNER: Ward Hadaway, Tees Esk and Wear Valleys Foundation Trust: The Roseberry Park Scheme

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Brexit: Trust can operate for 'four days' under food shortage contingency plans

A mental health trust has said it can “operate for four days” by increasing its stock of frozen food and replacing hot meals for patients with cold meals, in the event of food shortages caused by a no-deal Brexit.

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Dozens of trusts take financial hit from 'maverick' accounting measure

Dozens of NHS providers face additional financial pressures of up to £4m next year, after an official body provided “clarification” around a contentious accounting adjustment.

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Exclusive: Tens of thousands of junior doctors working beyond contract

Junior doctors have worked beyond their contracted terms and conditions more than 63,000 times since 2015, resulting in fines worth more than £250,000, HSJ can reveal today.

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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted

More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.

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NHS warned of 'crippling' PFI charges over the next decade

The NHS has been warned of “crippling” finance charges from its PFI contracts over the next decade, when aggregate repayments on the deals will reach their peak.