West London Mental Health NHS Trust

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Preferred bidder named for controversial £450m contract

A London trust has been named as the preferred bidder for a £450m community services contract that has been criticised for not offering enough money to meet its service obligations.

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Top NHS chief execs in running for HSJ award

Seven top NHS leaders have been shortlisted for chief executive of the year at the HSJ Awards 2018.

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Revealed: Hundreds of children wait more than a year for specialist help

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.

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CCG tenders £450m community services contract

Commissioners have tendered a £450m contract for community services in west London, which has sparked apparent interest from at least two NHS trusts and private provider Virgin Care.

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Revealed: The largest land sales by NHS trusts

NHS trusts received around £350m from land sales in 2017-18, an increase of more than 50 per cent on the previous year, according to new data.

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Exclusive: Chief named for biggest group of CCGs

An accountable officer has been appointed across eight clinical commissioning groups in London, covering the most populous patch of any chief officer.

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Five-trust consortium to repatriate high risk patients

A consortium of mental health trusts has created a new central team to bring back out of area patients and manage beds for the footprint.

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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.

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London Eye: Good news and bad news

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy

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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.

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Warning notice lifted from Broadmoor after staffing boost

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.