Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Shaun lintern expert briefing

Lintern's Risk Register: NHS Improvement's lack of urgency at Wirral is a concern

Everything you need to stay up to date on patient safety and workforce, plus my take on the most important under the radar stories.

Nick Broughton

New Southern Health boss says staff retention is top priority

Tackling staff retention is among the biggest priorities for the new chief executive of a scandal hit community and mental health trust.


Southern Health pleads guilty to third prosecution

Southern Health has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety law after a patient died while in the trust’s care.

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Revealed: FT redundancy pay outs fall by more than a quarter

The amount spent on redundancy payments by foundation trusts has fallen significantly over the past three financial years, HSJ analysis reveals.


People with learning disabilities 'less likely to have care errors picked up'

An investigation into the deaths of people with learning disabilities has revealed they were “less likely” to have mistakes in their care “picked up”.


Southern Health prosecuted for third time

A third prosecution will be brought against Southern Health Foundation Trust after a patient was found dead in a hospital in Southampton five years ago.

Caroline Barker

CQC's mettle as a prosecutor still to be tested

With the Care Quality Commission’s first prosecution occurring in June 2016, Caroline Barker reflects on how the CQC as a prosecutor is slowly coming into its own.

Melbury lodge

Southern Health fined after it 'failed to protect patients'

Southern Health must pay more than £150,000 after an “inexcusable failure” that led to a mental health patient suffering life changing injuries after they fell from the roof of a psychiatric unit.

Peter lewis

Trusts confirm new shared chief executive

An acute trust and a mental health and community trust have appointed a joint chief executive after forming an alliance to make services more integrated.

Frenchay Hospital

Revealed: How much NHS trusts made from land sales

Sales of land or physical assets by NHS trusts generated cash receipts of £220m in 2016-17.


Trust pleads guilty to health and safety charge over patient's death

One of the country’s largest mental health and community trusts has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety law over the death of a teenage patient.

Dr Nick Broughton

Southern Health recruits new chief executive from neighbouring trust

A scandal hit mental health and community trust has hired its new chief executive from a neighbouring organisation.


Care assistant charged with defrauding Southern Health

A care assistant who worked at a unit where a teenager drowned in a bath is to appear in court tomorrow charged with defrauding Southern Health Foundation Trust of more than £250,000.

Community services

Southern Health may lose community services as CCGs prepare to procure

Southern Health Foundation Trust has confirmed it is considering divesting itself of its community services provision – which accounts for a third of its turnover – ahead of a procurement for a new integrated model of care.

Mike Richards

CQC: More trusts to face prosecution for safety breaches

More NHS trusts could face criminal prosecution for breaches of fundamental safety standards to act as a “deterrent”, the Care Quality Commission’s outgoing chief inspector of hospitals has warned.


CQC to investigate patient deaths at NHS trusts

NHS trusts will be investigated over patient deaths under new plans from the Care Quality Commission to “strengthen” how it monitors hospital mortality reviews.


First trust prosecuted by CQC pleads guilty to safety failures

Southern Health Foundation Trust has pleaded guilty to a causing a patient life-altering injuries through safety failures.


New chair appointed at scandal hit trust

The largest mental and community health services trust in the country has appointed a new chair, after being without a permanent chair for over a year.

scales of justice

Southern Health prosecuted for second time over patient death

England’s largest community and mental health provider will be prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive following the death of a patient.

Four GP surgeries in the Gosport area have merged into one organisation.

GP practices merge into single organisation as part of FT

Four GP practices have merged into one organisation that will be part of the largest community and mental health trust in the country.