Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Norfolk and Suffolk FT rated 'inadequate'

The Care Quality Commission has rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust ‘inadequate’ and recommended the trust be placed into special measures.

East Anglian LD units to trial staff uniform

WORKFORCE: Staff at two small units run by Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust are to wear  a uniform of blue polo shirts for a trail period.

Chair of Norfolk mental health trust reappointed

WORKFORCE: Maggie Wheeler has been reappointed chair of Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust after accepting an extension to continue her role.

Mental Health trust cleared in murder review

PERFORMANCE: An independent review has cleared Suffolk Mental Health Partnership Trust of responsibility for a murder by a service user, but has highlighted weaknesses at the trust.

Norfolk and Waveney FT signs off delayed merger

STRUCTURE: The delayed takeover of Suffolk Mental Health Partnership Trust has been signed off by Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health FT’s board.

HSJ reporter Simon Lewis

DH ruling puts paid to rotating chairs in the East

The South Essex primary care trust cluster is planning to make £300m of savings in the next four years, so it probably does not want to be playing musical chairs with its board.

Suffolk addresses report concerns

PERFORMANCE: Suffolk Mental Health Partnership is addressing the concerns of a highly critical report published in May, the trust has claimed.

New inpatient unit to open at Suffolk MH trust

COMMERCIAL: A new inpatient mental health facility is due to open at Suffolk Mental Health Trust next week.

David Bennett

Bennett warns against 'second guessing' merger rulings

Trusts involved in mergers should not “second guess” Monitor’s decisions or they risk having to “unwind” arrangements at taxpayers’ expense, the regulator’s boss has warned.

Monitor sanctions mental health merger

STRUCTURE: Monitor will allow a mental health trust in the East of England to be taken over despite a Cooperation and Competition Panel ruling against the acquisition.

Health secretary Andrew Lansley

Lansley identifies 20 'unsustainable' trusts

The government has identified 20 trusts whose “clinical and financial stability is at risk” because of “cash-flow shortages” and legacy debt.

New facility to open at Suffolk Mental Health Partnership

STRUCTURE: A new mental health facility will open at Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust on 20 October.

Four in five satisfied with IAPT at Suffolk Mental Health Partnership

PERFORMANCE: Four in every five Suffolk users of psychological therapy provided by Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) were satisfied or very satisfied with their therapist, a survey has found.

HSJ reporter Simon Lewis

Concern over 'red risk' providers in East of England

A performance report from NHS East of England this month showed a mixed picture. While referrals are down in the region, activity for both elective and non-elective procedures is nearly 2 per cent higher than last year.

SHA backs formal arbitration on Suffolk mental health contract

NHS East of England has “endorsed” the move to formal arbitration for Suffolk Mental Health Trust’s contract dispute with NHS Suffolk over a talking therapies service.

SHA tells Monitor to push Suffolk and Norfolk mental health merger through

STRUCTURE: NHS East of England has asked Monitor to reject recommendations by the Cooperation and Competition Panel and “expedite” the merger of two mental health providers in the region on patient safety grounds.

Suffolk mental health trust risks £2m arbitration

COMMERCIAL: A mental health trust in the East of England may be “heading to arbitration” over the terms of its talking therapies programme, having failed to sign its contract for the current financial year.

Suffolk Mental Health Trust 'does not have' merger reports

STRUCTURE: Suffolk Mental Health Partnership Trust has said it is not in possession of independent reports into its planned merger with Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health FT.

CIP concern at Suffolk Mental Health Trust

FINANCE: Suffolk Mental Health Partnership Trust’s cost improvement programme is currently the trust’s “main concern”, board minutes have revealed.