The national rollout of a new policing model scaling back officers’ responses to mental health incidents could cost the NHS around £260m, a trust chief executive has told MPs.
An integrated care board chair is keeping her job despite complaints being upheld against her in a previous role, it has emerged.
A new chair has been appointed at a mental health trust which lost its previous chair following complaints about their behaviour.
Trusts are regularly denying staff employed by their wholly owned subsidiary companies access to the NHS pension and providing them with schemes which are significantly less generous.
A trust chair failed to follow proper processes when suspending a colleague and did not always act with “honesty, truthfulness and clarity”, an investigation found.
Only one in five trusts has reached the level of digitisation required by 2025 – more than three years after the target was set, tech chiefs have revealed.
Just 10 trusts account for more than half of patients ‘inappropriately’ sent out of their area for a mental health bed – with dozens having to travel up to 300km, according to HSJ analysis.
A coroner has expressed ‘serious concern’ after a trust-wide safety review – prompted by the death of a young mother – was delayed by up to nine months due to ‘staff holidays’.
There are 16 NHS trusts where at least one in six staff have not had two doses of coronavirus vaccine, and all but one of them are in London and Birmingham.
Patient care is being disrupted by increasing numbers of infrastructure failures amid a continued rise in the cost of fixing outdated and potentially dangerous parts of the NHS estate, new figures show.
The project’s purpose was the redistribution of power, whereby citizens identify local needs and coproduce the agenda for improving quality in the Barkantine practice, Tower Hamlets. The project embodied power sharing at every level: system collaboration via a steering group, and a project team that included staff and community.
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The coronavirus pandemic has brought in a remote working revolution in the NHS, which brings with it new challenges and opportunities. An HSJ webinar, supported by IBM, explored this key issue.
‘Systemic’ problems within mental health services in Birmingham have caused the number of people waiting for an inpatient bed to reach ‘extremely concerning’ levels, according to documents leaked to HSJ.
David Probert, the chief executive of Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust, was among the panellists for an HSJ webinar that explored what a growing need for remote working means for the NHS.
Local mental health commissioning may be transferred to NHS providers under a new contract in one of the UK’s biggest cities.
Every current executive director at the five NHS trusts in Birmingham is white, despite more than 40 per cent of the city’s population being from a black, Asian or ethnic minority background.
The NHS must directly confront the issue of “white privilege”, take responsibility for the fact that some from a minority ethnic background believe the service contains “racist” organisations, and stop looking for reasons not to tackle discrimination, leading NHS figures have told HSJ.