Staff working for mental health and learning disability providers remain the least likely to say they are happy with the standard of care offered by their organisation – although there has been a slight improvement.
A Spanish corporation and an NHS trust are researching whether patients’ mobile data could be used to predict mental health crises.
A manager has won his employment tribunal against a patient transport company he alleged had misled clients over staffing.
Patients experiencing a mental health crisis in Birmingham are at risk as the police, mental health trust and the city council are not working together or communicating, coroners have warned.
Commissioners in the West Midlands have rejected a request for additional mental health funding, despite an increase in case loads and concerns raised over patient safety.
Mental health trusts are continuing to experience higher than average incidences of violence against staff, the NHS staff survey has shown.
An East Midlands mental health trust has announced it has appointed a new chief executive.
A third of mental health trusts did not bid for any capital funding through their sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ can reveal.
One of the country’s biggest mental health trusts faces paying tens of thousands of pounds in legal costs after losing a court battle over the name of one of its services.
Mental health specialised commissioning will be fully devolved to providers within the next three years, according to the chief executive of a major mental health trust.
As the year draws to an end, we look back on the 10 most-read stories from the mental health sector. These include the announcement of two trust chiefs stepping down and a merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country being delayed
HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.
A mental health trust has been taken to court after being accused of breaching a trademark over its name for a specialist service.
A large mental health trust has announced the appointment of a new chief executive.
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.
John Short, chief executive at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, has announced his retirement after six years at the helm.
A West Midlands trust has withdrawn from a controversial mental health consortium to focus on its sustainability and transformation partnership.
Sacking leaders when mistakes are made and “salami slicing” budgets to make quick savings “endanger improvement” and risk system failure in mental health, a new NHS Improvement report says.
A children’s mental health service previously rated inadequate has been turned around in less than year with the Care Quality Commission now judging it as good.
Child mental health services in Birmingham and Solihull are set to be redesigned for the second time in two years, in another bid to remove unnecessary fragmentation in the system.