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HSJ Value Awards 2020: People & Organisational Development Initiative of the Year

The Cultural Ambassador programme was an opportunity to make a difference and challenge any unconscious bias and discrimination that may occur for those black, Asian and minority ethnic employees entering or during formal HR processes.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Mental Health Service Redesign Initiative

Covering the populations of Cheshire East and Vale Royal (7,000 people accessing specialist mental health services), this redesign is centred on service users, providers and commissioners working together to transform services for people severely affected by mental health problems, to improve:

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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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Revealed: The trusts put on notice over risks to staff

NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.

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Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence

Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.

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HSJ Awards 2019: Acute or specialist service redesign initiative – London and the South

WINNER: Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Home Treatment Team 

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HSJ Awards 2019: Community or primary care service redesign – London and the South

WINNER: Hertfordshire Community Trust – East & North Referral Hub Customer Service Transformation

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NHSE sets first targets to cut BME disciplinary cases

The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.

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Fifth mental health trust rated 'outstanding'

A fifth mental health trust has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

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Trust complains of 'fundamentally flawed' procurement process

A community trust that lost a key contract has written to members of Parliament, claiming the procurement process was “fundamentally flawed”.

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The Integrator: Can councils be true partners in ICS?

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by commissioning correspondent, Sharon Brennan.

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Trust losing third of income rules out legal challenge

A trust set to lose nearly a third of its income after missing out on a major service contract has ruled out a legal challenge.

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HSJ Awards 2018: System Led Support for Carers

A focus on supporting unpaid carers is nothing new for the organisations making up Hertfordshire and West Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership: a multiagency carers’ strategy actually began in Hertfordshire as far back as 1995. But partnerships are said to have broadened and deepened, with good practice being increasingly shared ...

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Revealed: New money for 15 trusts to trial flexible working

Fifteen NHS trusts have been selected by the Department of Health and Social Care to receive funding for pilot projects to enable flexible working.

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Deputy chief executive appointed to top job neighbouring trust

A mental health trust has appointed a new leader after its chief executive stood down last year to lead a neighbouring acute trust as part of a hospital chain.

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Trust pump-primes new care model team

A trust is investing more than £1m to pump-prime a new community team for young mental health patients.

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NHSI: Sacking leaders and quick savings 'endanger improvement'

Sacking leaders when mistakes are made and “salami slicing” budgets to make quick savings “endanger improvement” and risk system failure in mental health, a new NHS Improvement report says.

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"I tend to be a glass half full person"

Tom Cahill, HSJ’s Chief Executive of the Year 2017, talks to Alison Moore about getting mental health services on the map

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HSJ Top Chief Executives 2014

The 50 top chief executives nominated by their peers