Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

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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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Staff transferred after trust withdraws from controversial consortium

A West Midlands trust has withdrawn from a controversial mental health consortium to focus on its sustainability and transformation partnership.

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Top trust receives 'mortifying' inadequate rating for new service

An outstanding-rated trust has been handed a “mortifying” inadequate rating for its children’s mental health services, which were redesigned two years ago via a controversial tendering exercise.

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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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Revealed: Trusts lined up for next wave of digital funding

Six mental health trusts are being lined up for the next wave of NHS England’s flagship effort to digitalise providers.

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Trust selected as accountable care 'integrator' for county

Worcestershire commissioners have chosen a community and mental health trust to be an “integrator” for accountable care across the county.

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Former PCT chief appointed to chair STP

The Worcestershire and Herefordshire sustainability and transformation partnership has appointed veteran NHS manager Charles Waddicor as its independent chair.

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Updated: The NHS trusts with the highest DTOC rates

The NHS is unlikely to meet a government target to cut delayed transfers of care to 3.5 per cent of its overall 131,000 bed base by next month, analysis of official data published today suggests.

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Patient death reveals 'no coordination' between mental health services

A coroner has raised concerns about the lack of coordination in mental health services for young people in Birmingham, after a patient under NHS care was found hanged.

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NHS England pledges to increase child mental health beds

More than 150 new inpatient beds for children and young people with mental health problems will be available by 2019, NHS England said today.

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NHS staff survey: Best and worst performing trusts

The annual NHS survey has shown staff continue to believe the care their trusts provide is safe, with 69 per cent saying they would recommend care at their organisation to a friend or relative.

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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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A&E closures not ruled out in troubled STP patch

The new health system for Hereford and Worcestershire has requested national support to help consolidate back office services across all of its NHS organisations and local councils.

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Revealed: Ministers sign off £300k of pay rises for trust chairs

Ministers agreed nearly £300,000 in pay rises for the chairs of NHS trusts over the past year, HSJ can reveal.

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Board upheaval at governance failure trust

Two non-executive directors are departing from Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust just weeks after it revealed it was heading for a large unexpected deficit.

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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

We have today revealed the shortlist for the 2016 HSJ Awards.

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CCGs consider sweeping restrictions to plug £25m hole

FINANCE: A group of clinical commissioning groups in the Midlands have outlined proposals for wide ranging restrictions to NHS services in order to close a £25m funding gap.

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CCG chair fears maternity closure may be permanent

STRUCTURE: A clinical commissioning group chair has said there is “very significant concern” that a temporary closure of inpatient maternity services at Alexandra Hospital in Redditch will become permanent.

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Mental health contract could land CCGs with extra costs

COMMERCIAL: A controversial mental health procurement could land commissioners with added expense by leaving the existing provider, which bid unsuccessfully for the contract, with stranded costs, according to an external review.

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Best Places to Work 2015 – Mental Health Trusts