As the year draws to an end, we look back on the 10 most-read stories from the mental health sector. These include the announcement of two trust chiefs stepping down and a merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country being delayed
More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.
The NHS Improvement chief executive has told local leaders he is against a “blame culture” and “fear of punishment”, in response to the Care Quality Commission’s new boss saying it will prosecute more providers.
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has been rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission following months of concerns over the safety of the trust’s accident and emergency, and maternity services.
A trust has reversed its decision to close one of its accident and emergency departments overnight after being given flexibility over the pay cap for agency doctors.
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust is set to be placed into “special measures” by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned.
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has received another warning from the Care Quality Commission over the safety of its services, HSJ has learned.
Three “sustainability and transformation partnerships” are to share a single chairman.
An NHS trust chief executive has criticised his neighbouring provider for “poor” planning ahead of the part closure of its accident and emergency department next month.
Consultants at an under fire trust have written a letter of support for their board amid public outcry over the safety of the organisation’s services.
An NHS trust in the West Midlands is to be prosecuted for asbestos failures by the Health and Safety Executive.
The accountable officer for Shropshire clinical commissioning group has announced his intention to retire next March
A hospital trust will divert A&E attendees to a neighbouring organisation after its board signed off a temporary closure of its own unit at night.
A third of acute trusts routinely break the law by paying their suppliers late, HSJ can reveal.
A maternity department facing investigation into more than 100 alleged cases of poor care has been found by the CQC to be repeating mistakes which led to avoidable deaths almost 10 years ago, HSJ can reveal today.
More than 100 cases of allegedly poor maternity care at a troubled NHS trust are now set to be independently investigated - after earlier concerns highlighted by HSJ led to more families coming forward.
A local authority leader has called for an independent investigation into allegations of bullying made by staff at a scandal-hit trust, HSJ can reveal
Dozens more cases of poor care have been uncovered at a hospital’s maternity service, which is already under investigation for failing 23 families, HSJ has learned.
A troubled trust has been warned it could face enforcement action by the CQC amid claims by its own staff patients were being treated like “animals and cattle” in “unsafe, demeaning, undignified, and disgusting” conditions.
Five nurses have resigned from an “unsustainable” A&E department in the last two months with at least one leaving after raising safety concerns.