Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Caroline donovan

Current cash envelope not enough to deal with covid aftermath, says CEO

Mental health funding provided by the government’s five-year settlement will not be enough to deal with an expected surge in demand after the coronavirus pandemic, according to a trust chief executive.

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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.

Claire Murdoch

HSJ’s 10 most read mental health stories of 2019

As we get ready to say goodbye to 2019, HSJ takes a look back at the 10 most read mental health stories of the year.

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Exclusive: Top trust chief picked to head new NHS England ‘taskforce’

An experienced trust chief executive has been chosen to lead a national taskforce group charged with improving inpatient mental health, learning disability and autism services for young people.

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National sharing of patient records enabled in first-of-kind initiative

Paramedics will be able to access the records of mental health service users for the first time as part of a wider scheme that aims to allow clinicians to share care records across the country.

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North by North West: Why Liverpool missed out

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North by North West: Going electronic

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North by North West: Capital boosts

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North by North West: No case to answer

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North by North West: Groupthink

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North by North West: Unpicking the headlines

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North by North West: The region’s most important job

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Claire Murdoch

NHS England singles out failing mental health trusts

Ten mental health trusts have been singled out by NHS England for dragging down the national performance on mental health out of area placements, HSJ has learned.

Caroline donovan

New CEO pledges to end ‘blame culture’ at troubled trust

The new chief executive of Lancashire’s troubled mental health provider has pledged to tackle a culture in which clinicians feel blamed for errors.

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North by North West: Bill McCarthy's top priorities

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Health system's culture problem goes from 'board to floor'

A culture which saw health and care leaders in Lancashire “take pleasure” in difficulties experienced by their peers had “a direct impact on front line service delivery” and may have contributed to service users attempting suicide, a review has concluded.

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North by North West: Festering relationships harm patients

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Exclusive: Reviews reveal crisis situation in mental health services

Two reviews have uncovered a catalogue of problems with Lancashire’s mental health services, which have led to patients being unlawfully detained in seclusion rooms and a crisis situation developing in the county’s emergency departments.

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North by North West: Rejection for incumbent chairman

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North by North West: Blackpool rocking

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