West London Mental Health NHS Trust

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70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention

Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.

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CCGs spend millions on consultancy for stalled reconfiguration

Commissioners in north west London spent £36m on consultancy firms over the last four financial years – including millions on service redesign recently stalled by NHS Improvement.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Good news and bad news

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy

Three bridges

Trust cuts use of patient restraint

A mental health trust has reduced patient restraint by a fifth in one year under a new clinical pathway at its purpose built medium secure unit.


Warning notice lifted from Broadmoor after staffing boost

Regulators have lifted the warning notice on a high secure hospital following improvements at the site.

Bruce keogh

NHS England urged to improve physical healthcare in mental health units

A coroner has urged NHS England to improve physical healthcare support for patients in mental health units following the death of a new mother with post-partum psychosis in an inpatient unit.

Carolyn regan

Leaders speak their minds on commissioning

A new report by NHS Providers quizzes a range of leaders on issues including the role of sustainability and transformation plans and accountable care systems.

Bank balance

Two-thirds of London trusts lack own procurement director

Only around a third of NHS trusts in London have their own permanent head of procurement or procurement director, HSJ research reveals.


Trust warned over staffing at Broadmoor hospital

Regulators have ordered a mental health trust to make significant improvements at a high secure hospital, after concerns were raised in three inspections.

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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.

Ben clover expert briefing

London Eye: Another competition regulator and relieving the acutes

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover

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Children's mental health pilot aims to bridge care 'disconnect'

SERVICE DESIGN: A pilot project is aiming to bring greater integration to children’s mental health services and break the “disconnect” between community and inpatient care.


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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Chief executives criticise CQC treatment of 'inadequate' teaching trust

A current and former chief executive have both criticised the process that saw a trust leader removed after a negative Care Quality Commission inspection.

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London: Best and worst staff survey performers

Analysis of the best and worst performers in the London region on key measures in the NHS staff survey 2015.

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Trust admits whistleblower raised some concerns 'in good faith'

WORKFORCE: A mental health trust has accepted that a whistleblower raised concerns “in good faith”, a year after an employment tribunal dismissed her case.


Mental health trust medical director leaves for chief executive role

WORKFORCE: The medical director of a London mental health trust is leaving to take up a chief executive post in the West Country.

Carolyn Regan

Mental health trust appoints new chief executive

WORKFORCE: A London mental health trust has appointed a new chief executive.

Broadmoor Hospital

Trust loses one-in-seven substantive nurse posts over two years

WORKFORCE: A London mental health trust lost 14 per cent of its nursing workforce over the past two financial years, HSJ analysis has found.

Broadmoor Hospital

Low staff morale and high use of restraint at mental health trust, CQC says

PERFORMANCE: Low staffing levels and an ‘unacceptable variation’ in the use of restraint at West London Mental Health Trust has caused the Care Quality Commission to call for the trust to make improvements.