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.
Wards at a trust facing an inquiry over the deaths of vulnerable patients have been downgraded to ‘inadequate’ over fresh patient safety concerns.
The Care Quality Commission has ordered ‘significant improvements’ from a mental health trust which has been criticised over the deaths of vulnerable patients.
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.
Demand for adult mental health services could rise by 40 per cent according to research commissioned by NHS England and seen by HSJ.
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.
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:
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.
A mental health trust is opening a new £40m hospital today, a week ahead of schedule.
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.
The head of a mental health trust in the North East has announced his retirement after almost 34 years in the NHS.
New mental health emergency care targets will be trialled across 11 NHS organisations and one social enterprise, NHS England has confirmed.
An NHS children’s mental health unit has been closed down by the Care Quality Commission after being rated “inadequate” earlier this week.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.