Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Acting on suicide prevention


While progress is being made, it is essential for all to work together to create hope, strengthen prevention, and achieve zero-suicide ambitions, writes Emily Gibbons

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Around 20 trusts ‘still without electric vehicle charging points’


Around 20 trusts have not yet installed any electric vehicle charging points on their sites, HSJ analysis shows.

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Inexperienced trust CEOs get extra support after NHSE concerns


Concerns over the number of trusts being run by first-time chief executives has prompted NHS England to offer an increased support package for new leaders, HSJ has learned.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food


The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.


Just 10 trusts responsible for half of ‘unacceptable’ placements


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.

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Trusts face three weeks of ‘very dangerous’ IT disruption after cyber attack


Mental health trusts are facing reduced access to vulnerable patients’ records for at least three weeks after a cyber attack on an NHS IT supplier, HSJ has learned.

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May, Powis and Hartley given top Jubilee honours


NHS England’s national medical director and chief nurse are among the health service staff who have been recognised for their services in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours List.

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‘Chief executive of the year’ to retire after 25 years


A winner of HSJ’s chief executive of the year award is to retire next year, she has announced.


Director jailed after holding three full-time NHS roles simultaneously


A former finance director who simultaneously held three senior NHS positions without his employers realising has been jailed for various fraud offences.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Specialist Service Redesign Initiative


The place based paediatric offer across Tameside and Glossop consists of a number of initiatives that support children and their families being seen and treated by the most appropriate professional, at the right time and in the right place:

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Mental Health Service Redesign Initiative


Covering the populations of Cheshire East and Vale Royal (7,000 people accessing specialist mental health services), this redesign is centred on service users, providers and commissioners working together to transform services for people severely affected by mental health problems, to improve:


National sharing of patient records enabled in first-of-kind initiative


Paramedics will be able to access the records of mental health service users for the first time as part of a wider scheme that aims to allow clinicians to share care records across the country.


Brexit: Trust can operate for 'four days' under food shortage contingency plans


A mental health trust has said it can “operate for four days” by increasing its stock of frozen food and replacing hot meals for patients with cold meals, in the event of food shortages caused by a no-deal Brexit.


Clearing ADHD caseload could take 5 years, CCG warns


A CCG has warned it could take five years to return attention deficit hyperactivity disorder assessment wait times to “acceptable levels”.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Education and Training


Winner Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust: Continuous improvement training – creating an army of problem solvers

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Trusts taken to court after dropping estates firm over Grenfell link


Two NHS trusts have been taken to court after pulling out of a multimillion pound estates partnership over concerns about an estates management company’s links to a Grenfell Tower contractor.

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NHSI: Sacking leaders and quick savings 'endanger improvement'


Sacking leaders when mistakes are made and “salami slicing” budgets to make quick savings “endanger improvement” and risk system failure in mental health, a new NHS Improvement report says.

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North by North West: Best and worst from the staff survey


Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.