Availability of inpatient child and adolescent mental health services beds — particularly for eating disorders — has reached ‘crisis point’, with young people left waiting on a standard paediatric ward or at home as demand surged during the covid pandemic.
NHS Test and Trace has appointed a former supermarket director as its new chief operating officer.
Dozens and potentially hundreds of urgent operations for children have been cancelled during the third wave of the covid pandemic, HSJ can reveal.
GPs in Birmingham have been sent an “urgent” plea to assist in their acute trust’s crisis hit critical care services, HSJ can reveal.
‘Systemic’ problems within mental health services in Birmingham have caused the number of people waiting for an inpatient bed to reach ‘extremely concerning’ levels, according to documents leaked to HSJ.
The former chief executive of Sainsbury’s is to take over as testing director at NHS Test and Trace, while the hospital chief executive currently running it will leave at the end of October, HSJ has learned.
An external review has been launched at a leading children’s hospital after a series of “never events”.
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Local mental health commissioning may be transferred to NHS providers under a new contract in one of the UK’s biggest cities.
Every current executive director at the five NHS trusts in Birmingham is white, despite more than 40 per cent of the city’s population being from a black, Asian or ethnic minority background.
A children’s hospital is having to put safety measures in place because it discovered building problems which could mean fire spreading quickly, it has emerged.
A serious coronavirus-linked illness which put up to 100 children in intensive care now appears to be in decline as the number of covid-19 cases also falls, HSJ has been told.
Senior doctors repeatedly raised concerns over safety and staffing problems at a mental health trust before a cluster of 12 deaths, an HSJ investigation has found.
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust chief executive Sarah-Jane Marsh will lead the government’s ‘test and trace’ programme along with a council boss, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced.
A “talented and highly-regarded” senior leader at a major specialist trust, has died after testing positive for covid-19.
Children’s mental health services accross England have seen a huge drop off in referrals amid the coronavirus crisis, HSJ has learned.
Acute trusts have been told to set aside 15 per cent of their daily coronavirus tests for NHS key workers who are quarantining at home with others.
Senior healthcare leaders have called on ministers to scrap their financial and efficiency targets as they scramble services to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
An overhaul in the pathway for a flagship mental health service in Birmingham has led to a 30 per cent decrease in its waiting list since June.
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust has achieved a “good” rating overall following its first Care Quality Commission inspection as a single organisation - down from the “outstanding” held by one of its predecessor trusts.