All articles by Joe Gammie – Page 9

  • Hugh morgan williams
    HSJ Local

    FT chair steps down amid charity payment allegations

    2017-08-02T17:32:00Z

    A foundation trust chair has resigned with immediate effect following allegations his charity was paying him large amounts of money.

  • Nurse with chart
    News

    STPs told to lead push for more mental health staff

    2017-07-31T12:00:00Z

    Every sustainability and transformation partnership will have to draw up mental health workforce plans and appoint a senior leader to deliver them.

  • Hunt confed 2017
    News

    Government promises 20,000 new posts in mental health

    2017-07-31T00:01:00Z

    Government pledges 21,000 new mental health posts by 2020-21 Health secretary Jeremy Hunt launches the long-awaited mental health workforce strategy The strategy promises 21,000 new posts, including thousands of more psychiatrists and mental health nurses The government today announced it would create 21,000 new posts ...

  • Jeremy Hunt
    HSJ Local

    Jeremy Hunt to have final say over A&E closure

    2017-07-25T07:00:00Z

    Controversial plans to close an accident and emergency department and centralise emergency services in a neighbouring town have been referred to Jeremy Hunt for a final decision.

  • Joe Gammie
    Expert Briefing

    Mental Health Matters: From cash flow holes to workforce woes

    2017-07-21T13:00:00Z

    This is HSJ’s new fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector. Feedback and comments are welcome, so please feel free to email me in confidence .

  • Dr navina evans 3x2
    News

    Exclusive: Financial pressure should not stop quality improvement, says report

    2017-07-20T00:01:00Z

    Quality improvement is not a “pipedream” for mental health providers despite the current financial climate, a new King’s Fund report has concluded.

  • Brain scan
    News

    'Too much poor care' in mental health providers

    2017-07-20T00:01:00Z

    The Care Quality Commission is to “strengthen” its policy on using restraint in mental health services following a new report into the sector’s performance.

  • North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
    HSJ Local

    Trust employee arrested on suspicion of tampering with saline bags

    2017-07-14T10:00:00Z

    Police have arrested an employee of an acute hospital trust on suspicion of tampering with saline bags.

  • Stephen Eames
    HSJ Local

    Acute chief executive to lead neighbouring mental health trust

    2017-07-05T17:19:00Z

    The leader of an acute hospital trust been appointed the interim chief executive of the neighbouring mental health and community trust.

  • Sunderland museum and winter gardens
    HSJ Local

    Acute services could switch provider in major overhaul

    2017-07-05T00:01:00Z

    Consultation launched into future of stroke, maternity, gynaecology and paediatric services in South Tyneside and Sunderland Proposed options will see majority of specialist services centralised at Sunderland Royal Hospital Services at South Tyneside District Hospital would be downgraded or closed Hospital based stroke, maternity, gynaecology ...

  • North Tyneside general hospital
    HSJ Local

    Outstanding trust extends overnight urgent care closures

    2017-06-26T11:47:00Z

    Northumbria Healthcare extends overnight closure of its three urgent care centres for three more months The trust had said the opening hours of the centres would reduce from 24 to 16 hours over the winter period The trust has now extended the overnight closure until September ...

  • Joe Gammie
    Expert Briefing

    Mental health is a Cinderella no more

    2017-06-23T12:36:00Z

    This is HSJ’s new fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector. Feedback and comments are welcome, so please feel free to email me in confidence .

  • Theresa May
    News

    Mental health workforce needs “greater than” PM’s promise

    2017-06-23T00:01:00Z

    Claire Murdoch says more than 10,000 staff are needed to implement the forward view for the sector Her comments follow Theresa May’s pledge last month that 10,000 more staff will be employed by 2020 Ms Murdoch said the actual number will need to be “greater” but would ...

  • Piles of pound coins
    News

    Mental health 'must be protected' from capped expenditure savings drive

    2017-06-23T00:01:00Z

    Struggling NHS regions subject to the capped expenditure programme should not attempt to reduce deficits by cutting mental health, according to national mental health director Claire Murdoch says capped expenditure regions should deliver the commitment of the mental health forward view She also says the centre would ...

  • Claire Murdoch
    News

    Exclusive: 11 providers given £300m commissioning budget

    2017-06-23T00:01:00Z

    NHS England confirms second wave of sites to take on devolved tertiary mental health commissioning powers The 11 new sites will be given devolved commissioning responsibility for low and medium secure adult or tier four child and adolescent mental health services The 17 sites will all be ...

  • money efficiency
    News

    Mapped: Cash-strapped CCGs fail to hit spending standard

    2017-06-22T07:00:00Z

    Commissioners in deficit or under financial pressure are less likely to meet mental health investment standard, new research finds Royal College of Psychiatrists analysis is based on FOI requests to all 209 CCGs The number of CCGs failing to raise mental health budgets each year by the ...

  • agreement, handshake,merger,merge,takeover
    News

    Exclusive: Regulator expands national mental health team

    2017-06-19T16:00:00Z

    NHS Improvement appoints five new members to mental health and learning disability team They will be part of the regulator’s nursing and medical directorates The appointments are part of plans for the regulator to help trusts integrate mental and physical health care NHS Improvement has ...

  • North Tyneside general hospital
    HSJ Local

    Top FT challenges CCG over 'unsafe' urgent care procurement

    2017-06-19T11:06:00Z

    Northumbria Healthcare FT launches legal challenge over urgent care centre procurement process Trust says the cost savings required by North Tyneside CCG during the procurement as “unsafe and unsustainable” for the service CCG says the challenge meant a new contract with the preferred provider could not be ...

  • lindisfarne castle northumberland
    HSJ Local

    Exclusive: Social care boss to lead vanguard CCG

    2017-06-15T14:23:00Z

    Northumberland CCG appoints interim accountable officer after sudden departure of Steven Mason last month Vanessa Bainbridge took up the role at the beginning of the month alongside her position as Northumberland County Council’s adult social care director The joint council-CCG role is intended to pave the way ...

  • Durham
    News

    Twelve CCGs propose joint decision making across three STPs

    2017-06-15T11:28:00Z

    The 12 CCGs across the North East and Cumbria have drawn up proposals to form a joint commissioning committee The new committee would have delegated decision making powers Commissioning leaders across three sustainability and transformation partnership footprints are considering creating a joint commissioning committee with delegated ...