Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Southern Health to keep services after divestment plan reversed

Community services will remain at Southern Health Foundation Trust after the new leadership team opted against a proposed divestment.

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Put early intervention front and centre of mental healthcare

Substantive differences to the 0-5 age group could minimise or even prevent mental health issues persisting into adulthood, writes Nicole Ridgwell

Caroline dinenage

Updated: Minister 'misinformed' over learning disability mortality report

The care minister has admitted misleading MPs over whether the Department of Health and Social Care was told a review into the deaths of people with learning disabilities was due to be published.

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More than nine in 10 learning disability deaths not reviewed

Fewer than one in ten deaths of people with learning disabilities have been subject to a new review process, with providers blaming “overstretched budgets and the pressures on staff time”, a new report reveals.


Trust fined £2m for failings leading to two patient deaths

A trust has been fined £2m for “serious systematic” management failings that led to the deaths of two vulnerable and disadvantaged patients.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.