Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Psychiatric / mental health unit

Trust criticised for slow action on ligature risks

A trust has been criticised by the Care Quality Commission for failing to take action quickly enough after two patient deaths at a unit described as ‘not fit for purpose’.


Two deaths at 'not fit for purpose' unit sparks CQC action

The Care Quality Commission staged an unannounced inspection after two deaths at a mental health unit which it had condemned as “not fit for purpose.”

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Half of flagship new care models made no savings - evaluation

Half of NHS England’s flagship new care models for mental health did not make “significant savings”, an independent evaluation has suggested.

Emergency, service redesign, A&E

Revealed: The trusts testing latest round of emergency targets

New mental health emergency care targets will be trialled across 11 NHS organisations and one social enterprise, NHS England has confirmed.

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‘Breakdown of trust’ at provider blamed on ‘unhelpful views and behaviours’

Relations between an NHS trust board and its council of governors broke down amid a “them and us” environment, an independent review has found.


NHSE sets first targets to cut BME disciplinary cases

The first NHS targets for reducing the disproportionate share of black and minority ethnic staff being subject to disciplinary cases have been set by NHS England, which has also told trusts to reduce unnecessary disciplinary action overall.

Surrey county hall

Concern as council cancels integration deal

A council’s decision to withdraw from joint working with a mental health trust could lead to a model of delivery which is “uncoordinated and duplicative” for patients, the trust has warned.

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New care model pilot quietly dropped

A planned new model of care pilot for child and adolescent mental health services in Kent, Surrey and Sussex has been quietly shelved.

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Harnessing technology to support people living with dementia

Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation Trust’s project installed a network of internet enabled devices in the homes of people living with dementia with the aim of supporting them, and won the HSJ Awards 2018 for Improving care with technology

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Trusts get land sale benefit days before ban

Two hospitals have significantly boosted their headline financial performance by completing a £43m land sale just days before new regulations would have prevented this.

Norfolk Broads

Special measures trust appoints new chief

Inadequate-rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive following the departure of Antek Lejk earlier this month.

Psychologist / psychiatrist / mental health

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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Mental health trust chief to lead ICS

The chief executive of a mental health trust has been appointed to lead one of the first integrated care systems.

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Controversial cash bonus scheme ramped up by NHSI

A controversial incentive scheme for NHS trusts to improve their financial performance has been ramped up by regulators, HSJ has learned.

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HSJ Awards 2018: Improving Care with Technology

More than 930,000 people in the UK have dementia, a figure set to rise well above one million by 2025. One in four hospital beds are now occupied by someone with the disease, yet in many instances it has been an unplanned admission for a condition that is preventable.

Mental health

More CAMHS beds commissioned in the south east

Twelve more child and adolescent mental health beds have been commissioned from a private provider in the south east of England to avoid sending youngsters out of area.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Information Technology

Winner eConsult: an online GP consultation system enabling safe and appropriate delivery of care

Stafford Huntercombe Group

Private hospital group criticised for governance failures

A private hospital group has been told it must improve its corporate governance after a number of its sites were criticised in a leadership review by the Care Quality Commission.


Trust forced to rethink CAMHS as demand soars

A mental health trust has had to put more than half a million pounds extra into a “one stop” service for children and young people after referrals were close to double the expected levels.