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.
The definitions of success and the things we value in chief executives in the NHS need to be rethought, writes Sarah-Jane Marsh
Policymakers are being called on to expand nurses’ flexible working options after a year-long trial involving more than 200 nurses showed evidence it would improve work-life balance.
With the new prime minister poised to announce NHS building projects, HSJ has identified 20 of the most significant hospital infrastructure schemes that require big injections of capital funding, often to address pressing problems with care quality.
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust has stopped all new referrals to one of its paediatric specialities due to capacity problems, local GPs have been told.
A mental health trust has said it can “operate for four days” by increasing its stock of frozen food and replacing hot meals for patients with cold meals, in the event of food shortages caused by a no-deal Brexit.
A “unique” mental health model for children and young adults has again been criticised for gaps in its service following the death of a patient.
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
Hospital chief executives and senior NHS England staff were among those named in the New Year’s Honours list.
It is that time of the year when we look back at the past 12 months and highlight some of HSJ’s most popular articles. NHS England and NHS Improvement’s ‘integration’, NHS directors under investigation for fraud, and trust chief executives’ resignations were among the most read stories of 2018.
Children’s trusts could lose up to £27m under new tariff proposals for 2019-20, senior NHS managers have revealed.
Seven hub trusts and 27 partners have been selected to be part of a high profile new genomic test network, but will not be fully operational for a further 18 months.
Inadequate funding and unsafe staffing at an outstanding trust contributed to the death of a baby girl last winter, a coroner has found.
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.
Two acute trusts are yet to agree to join pathology networks proposed 10 months ago by NHS Improvement under plans to save £200m by 2021.
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Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust will no longer have interview panels for senior roles without a representative from a black or minority ethnic background, the chief executive has said.