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Safety inspections have been carried out at 20 health and care providers, in response to a high level of assaults, including three staff killed by patients in the last five years.
New mental health emergency care targets will be trialled across 11 NHS organisations and one social enterprise, NHS England has confirmed.
The third largest London borough will discontinue its NHS-provided stop smoking service to save money.
A London trust has been named as the preferred bidder for a £450m community services contract that has been criticised for not offering enough money to meet its service obligations.
Seven top NHS leaders have been shortlisted for chief executive of the year at the HSJ Awards 2018.
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.
Commissioners have tendered a £450m contract for community services in west London, which has sparked apparent interest from at least two NHS trusts and private provider Virgin Care.
NHS trusts received around £350m from land sales in 2017-18, an increase of more than 50 per cent on the previous year, according to new data.
An accountable officer has been appointed across eight clinical commissioning groups in London, covering the most populous patch of any chief officer.
A consortium of mental health trusts has created a new central team to bring back out of area patients and manage beds for the footprint.
Seventy NHS trusts have now been recruited by NHS Improvement to its programme to improve workforce retention rates in the health service.
Commissioners in north west London spent £36m on consultancy firms over the last four financial years – including millions on service redesign recently stalled by NHS Improvement.
A mental health trust has reduced patient restraint by a fifth in one year under a new clinical pathway at its purpose built medium secure unit.
Regulators have lifted the warning notice on a high secure hospital following improvements at the site.
A coroner has urged NHS England to improve physical healthcare support for patients in mental health units following the death of a new mother with post-partum psychosis in an inpatient unit.
A new report by NHS Providers quizzes a range of leaders on issues including the role of sustainability and transformation plans and accountable care systems.
Only around a third of NHS trusts in London have their own permanent head of procurement or procurement director, HSJ research reveals.
Regulators have ordered a mental health trust to make significant improvements at a high secure hospital, after concerns were raised in three inspections.