The NHS is set to miss a major national target to eliminate inappropriate out of area placements within mental health by the end of March, HSJ can reveal.
Two acute trusts in Derbyshire have fallen £24m behind their financial “control totals” and admitted they will miss their year-end plans.
Plans to cut more than 500 beds from Derbyshire have been abandoned after NHS leaders admitted such measures were “no longer credible”.
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.
Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.
NHS trusts in London have criticised proposed changes to the national payment tariff which would cut their income by an estimated £300m.
Many mental health trusts are too small and risk being “left on the side” in system integration plans, a leading chief executive has warned.
CCGs in Derbyshire have backtracked on proposals to cut a mental health service for people with severe needs, following local public outcry.
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.
More diverse organisations benefit the planning and provision of services, resulting in higher quality care for the population served, writes Sean Duggan
Permanent deals are yet to be agreed by NHS trusts whose facilities management services were hit by the collapse of Carillion, HSJ can reveal.
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.
Two foundation trusts in the East Midlands have announced plans to merge and create a single organisation.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
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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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.
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.