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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.

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Exclusive: Hundreds of patients kept in ‘distressing’ dormitory-style wards

NHS England says the government should consider hundreds of mental health patients who are being treated in “distressing” dormitory-style wards when it determines future capital spending budgets.

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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.

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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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HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Consultancy Partnership of the Year

WINNER: 2020 Delivery and Portsmouth Hospitals Trust: Urgent Care Performance and Culture Change

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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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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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Slow progress on gender balance for NHS boards

Achieving an even gender balance on NHS organisations’ boards by 2020 is now a “much harder task” than it was a year ago, as only a quarter of providers have so far met the target.

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Gender balanced boards ‘good for safety’

Gender-balanced boards at NHS organisations result in “better care and safer care”, according to the leader of the Health and Care Women’s Leaders Network.

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Revealed: Hundreds of children wait more than a year for specialist help

Hundreds of young people assessed as needing specialist mental health treatment have been made to wait more than a year, an investigation by HSJ can reveal.

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Harm assessments after 160 children wait more than a year for mental health treatment

Clinical harm reviews are being carried out to see if 160 children came to harm after waiting more than a year for mental health treatment, HSJ can reveal.

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Patient leadership for real - The Sussex model for patient partnership

With patients as trusted equals in decision making, Sussex MSK Partnership (Central) appointed the first patient director in the NHS to facilitate patient partnerships for improvement and governance, says David Gilbert

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HSE investigates patient death as trust admits failings

The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the death of a patient who absconded from a mental health unit and was then killed by an apparent stranger.

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Seven NHS organisations transforming mental health care

HSJ Solutions is the largest database of validated best practice in the NHS. Here you will find workable and evidence based solutions to everyday challenges facing the NHS.

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Revealed: 58 trusts admit they will miss financial plan

NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.

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70 trusts working with NHSI to boost workforce retention

Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.

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Regulator criticises 'passive and unwieldy' STP

A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.

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NHS Improvement abandons consultancy turnaround programme

A financial turnaround project where management consultants are sent to work with NHS trusts has been shelved by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: Trusts lined up for next wave of digital funding

Six mental health trusts are being lined up for the next wave of NHS England’s flagship effort to digitalise providers.

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Mental health trusts could be put in 'impossible position' by rule changes

Changes to the rules governing the detention of mental health patients in police cells could put trusts in an “impossible position” if there are not enough resources to improve access to hospital care, leading sector figures have warned.