Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Trust fined £80,000 after it ‘ignored clear evidence’ of threat to patients

A trust has been fined £80,000 following prosecution by the Care Quality Commission for failing to provide safe care.


NHS England launches independent review of teen death cover-up

An independent review is to be held into the death of a teenager after a clinical commissioning group interfered in an earlier investigation.


Trust fined £200,000 for prisoner death

A mental health trust has been fined £200,000 for breaching the Care Quality Commission’s fundamental standards in only the second case of its kind.


NHSE to step in after CCG rewrote teenager's mortality review

NHS England is to issue new guidance to clinical commissioning groups in the wake of an alleged cover-up of a teenager’s avoidable death.


CCG rewrote mortality review to eliminate blame

A clinical commissioning group altered a review of the death of a teenager with a learning disability – including removing a finding that it was “avoidable” – sparking concern that the national system may be flawed.

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Judge berates NHS Professionals and trust for 'appalling' conduct

An employment judge has branded NHS Professionals and a trust “appalling” for their failure to conclude a disciplinary case for nearly three years.

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NHS still not learning from deaths, warns CQC

Trusts are not doing enough to review and learn from the deaths of their patients, a report from the Care Quality Commission has warned.


Second NHS trust prosecuted for safe care failings

A second NHS trust is being prosecuted by the Care Quality Commission over the death of a patient under fundamental standards brought in after the Mid Staffordshire care scandal.

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Trust reviews 250 patients waiting to access flagship service

One of England’s largest mental health trusts is reviewing 250 patients who have endured long waits to access one of its flagship services.

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Exclusive: Trusts 'limiting access' to psychosis services

Struggling community teams have resorted to “limiting access” to services for seriously ill patients as investment fails to reach the front line, an official report has claimed.

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CQC: Prosecutions will be rare but help learning and safety

Chief executive of the Care Quality Commission Ian Trenholm explains the work the regulator is doing to explore potential prosecutions against NHS trusts and how the regulator is seeking to ensure lessons can be learned to drive systemic change.

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CQC is considering 31 NHS prosecutions, new chief reveals

The Care Quality Commission is actively considering more than 31 prosecutions of NHS organisations and has hired 11 ex-military and civil police officers to review evidence.

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Exclusive: The highest paid interim managers

An investigation has revealed some of the highest interim manager payments by NHS trusts, including a chief operating officer who cost his trust the equivalent of £700,000 per year.

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Standalone community trusts meet safe staffing plans more often

One third of community hospitals missed their safe staffing plans every month for at least three years, HSJ analysis suggests.


Regulators refuse to relax scandal trust's control total

NHS Improvement has refused to relax a trust’s financial “control total” despite the local finance director arguing that “mistakes of the past” had resulted in the target being missed.

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'Disregard for human life' - 450 patients killed by painkillers at hospital, report says

More than 450 patients died from prescriptions made “without medical justification” at a hospital where the use of opioids resulted in an “institutionalised practice of shortening patients’ lives”, an investigation has found.

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Regulator lifts undertakings at Southern Health after 'encouraging progress'

NHS Improvement has lifted several “regulatory undertakings” at one of England’s largest community and mental health trusts.

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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

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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.