Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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Director roles advertised for England’s first ‘integrated care provider’

Director roles for the NHS’ first integrated care provider have been advertised ahead of its launch later this year.

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Staff survey: Best and worst for mental health

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.

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Merger trusts appoint future CEO

Two mental health trusts which are set to merge next year have appointed their future chief executive.

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Aspiring integrated care provider makes first formal appointment

An aspiring integrated care provider in the West Midlands has appointed an independent chair to lead the future organisation, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust merger set back by NHS Improvement concerns

Plans to merge two mental health trusts in the West Midlands have suffered a set back after proposals were queried by NHS Improvement, HSJ can reveal

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Trusts fail to appoint shared chair ahead of merger

Two West Midlands trusts have failed to appoint a joint chair ahead of their merger next year.

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Staff survey analysis: Best and worst hospitals in each area for staff recommending care

Below is a breakdown by area of acute and combined trusts performance on the NHS staff survey, according to the share of employees who would recommend their organisation for work or care.

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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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Two trusts to unite after triple merger fails

Two mental health providers previously involved in failed plans for a triple merger have now decided to become one trust.

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Top NHS chief execs in running for HSJ award

Seven top NHS leaders have been shortlisted for chief executive of the year at the HSJ Awards 2018.

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Revealed: Hundreds of children wait more than a year for specialist help

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.

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Trust director appointed as STP chair

A non-executive director for a West Midlands trust has been appointed as chair of his area’s sustainability and transformation partnership.

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STP leader steps down

The sustainability and transformation partnership leader for the Black Country and west Birmingham is stepping down.

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Exclusive: Three-trust merger plan dropped

A merger of three trusts has been dropped because it would have created a trust spanning two sustainability and transformation partnership areas, along with concerns over clinical and financial viability, HSJ can reveal.

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Merger of three trusts paused by NHS Improvement

A merger of three trusts in the West Midlands has been put on hold by NHS Improvement.

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Merger trust appoints new chief executive

The chief executive of an inadequate rated trust has been appointed to lead a neighbouring trust going through a merger.

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Revealed: Triple trust merger delayed

A merger between three West Midlands trusts to create one of the biggest community and mental health providers in the county has been delayed, HSJ can reveal.

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Vanguard launching first bed management system across trusts

The country’s only mental health vanguard is preparing to launch the first bed management system across multiple trusts, to halve the number of patients being sent out of area.

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Providers chosen for first comprehensive MCP contract

Four trusts in partnership with GPs are on course to win a multibillion pound new care model contract.

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New chief executive for major teaching trust revealed

Tracy Taylor has been appointed as the new chief executive of one of the country’s largest teaching hospitals.