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Trust’s directors scapegoated psychiatrist over patient’s death, tribunal finds

A mental health trust ‘scapegoated’ a psychiatrist over the death of a patient amid systemic issues, an employment tribunal has found.

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‘Nightmare’ fuel shortages hit care of vulnerable patients

Community and mental health service providers have warned the ongoing fuel crisis and other traffic disruption is starting to impact the care of vulnerable patients.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Respiratory Care Initiative of the Year

The Children’s Community Respiratory Physiotherapy Service are a team of four specialist physiotherapists. The service was established to improve outcomes, quality of life and experience for children with complex disorders, in line with the NHS long term plan.

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Paediatric Care Initiative of the Year

The Asthma and Wheeze Project is overseen by the integrated borough-based partnership “Tower Hamlets Together” and sought to significantly reduce non-elective admissions of children and young people with asthma and wheeze to the Royal London Hospital. As a system the project mapped the primary and secondary drivers for admissions and ...

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HSJ Value Awards 2021: Public and Preventative Health Service Redesign Initiative

The innovation was implemented across two surgeries in Haringey: West Green & Hornsey Wood Green. Haringey CCG is the sixth most deprived borough in London and the combined patient list covers over 22,000 patients. Of note, there are over 100 different unique languages spoken in Haringey.

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Large independent provider to sell hospital to FT

One of the largest independent providers of mental health inpatient care in England intends to sell a hospital site to its local NHS trust.

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Hospital’s staff shortages and poor culture persist, says CQC

Problems with culture, racism and staff shortages compromising safety have persisted at one of England’s three secure hospitals, the care regulator has warned.

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‘Improvement board’ created for ‘inadequate’ secure hospital

A mental health trust has established a dedicated improvement board to try to “deal with cultural issues” at the “inadequate”-rated high-secure hospital which it runs.

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Mental health trusts to share chair

Two mental health trusts in the East Midlands will share a joint chair from next year.

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Large acute declares ‘critical incident’ over A&E pressures

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has declared a “critical incident” due to pressures on its emergency services.

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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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Midlands teaching trust on ‘black alert’ again

Nottingham University Hospitals has been on black alert for multiple days after being faced with “very high” emergency attendances since last week.

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Treatment centre caps patient stay length over safety concerns

A treatment centre which recently changed provider will only be taking on clinical work with “at most a one-night stay” for the next few months to ensure patient safety.

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Revealed: The trusts testing latest round of emergency targets

New mental health emergency care targets will be trialled across 11 NHS organisations and one social enterprise, NHS England has confirmed.

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Hospital gets draft ‘inadequate’ rating

One of three high security mental health hospitals in England has received an “inadequate” rating in a draft report from the Care Quality Commission, HSJ can reveal.

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‘Unprecedented’ demand leaves thousands waiting two years for specialist service

Providers of gender identity services say they are not adequately funded by NHS England, with thousands of patients being forced to wait more than two years to see a specialist.

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‘Black alert’ declared at Midlands teaching trust

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has declared a black alert and is urging staff to prioritise patient discharges.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2019 winners revealed

The winners of the 2019 Patient Safety Awards have been revealed.

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Council chief to lead city’s ‘integrated care provider’

The chief executive of a city council which had previously suspended its involvement in an integrated care system has been appointed to one of its leadership posts.

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The biggest set of mergers for a decade

Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.