Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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STP rows back on ‘no longer credible’ bed cuts

Plans to cut more than 500 beds from Derbyshire have been abandoned after NHS leaders admitted such measures were “no longer credible”.

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Exclusive: Hundreds of patients kept in ‘distressing’ dormitory-style wards

NHS England says the government should consider hundreds of mental health patients who are being treated in “distressing” dormitory-style wards when it determines future capital spending budgets.

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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding

Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.

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London trusts to lose £300m after tariff change

NHS trusts in London have criticised proposed changes to the national payment tariff which would cut their income by an estimated £300m.

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Many mental health trusts are too small, says top CEO

Many mental health trusts are too small and risk being “left on the side” in system integration plans, a leading chief executive has warned.

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Commissioners backtrack on service cut after public outcry

CCGs in Derbyshire have backtracked on proposals to cut a mental health service for people with severe needs, following local public outcry.

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CCG's service cuts leave patients with 'nowhere else'

A clinical commissioning group’s proposal to cut a service for severe mental health needs will leave patients with “nowhere else” to go, a union has warned.

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NHS should celebrate diversity from frontline to the top

More diverse organisations benefit the planning and provision of services, resulting in higher quality care for the population served, writes Sean Duggan

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Trusts yet to agree permanent deals for former Carillion services

Permanent deals are yet to be agreed by NHS trusts whose facilities management services were hit by the collapse of Carillion, HSJ can reveal.

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Harassment cover-up chief executive takes role at neighbouring FT

A former mental health trust chief executive, who resigned last year after helping to cover up the sexual harassment of a HR director, is being paid £60,000 to work two days a week as a private consultant at a neighbouring trust.

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Foundation trusts reveal merger plan

Two foundation trusts in the East Midlands have announced plans to merge and create a single organisation.

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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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Final interviews for top regulator job next month

The search to replace Dame Julie Mellor as the parliamentary and health service ombudsman is underway, with job adverts posted online and in the national press.

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Lintern’s Risk Register: Going, going but not yet gone

Everything you need to stay up to date on patient safety and workforce, plus my take on the most important under-the-radar stories. From patient safety correspondent Shaun Lintern

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Exclusive: New investigation reveals full extent of watchdog’s failures

NHS ombudsman Dame Julie Mellor was warned twice about her deputy’s role in covering up the sexual harassment of an NHS director, before he was exposed by HSJ, an independent review has revealed.

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HSJ Awards 2016 shortlist unveiled

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

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Midlands trusts set out on path to possible merger

STRUCTURE: Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust has put on hold a decision to appoint a permanent chief executive amid the possibility it could merge or be taken over by Derbyshire Community Health Services FT.

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PHSO to be investigated after deputy’s role in cover up

The board of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has ordered a review into the actions of Dame Julie Mellor and the organisation’s response to revelations of a cover up, HSJ has learned.

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Deputy PHSO takes leave of absence after cover-up role exposed

The deputy parliamentary and health service ombudsman has taken a leave of absence pending an independent investigation, HSJ can reveal.