Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Two trusts to miss deadline for eliminating ‘distressing’ wards


At least two trusts are set to fall short on a high-profile pledge to eradicate ‘dormitory’ style wards in mental health facilities, with delays caused by cost pressures and shortage of materials and labour.

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CEO interview: Ifti Majid, chief executive Nottinghamshire Healthcare FT


This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Insight subscribers.

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Trust appoints former COO as CEO


A mental health trust has appointed a new chief executive.


Four in five trusts yet to reach digitisation target


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 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.


Safety fears prompt NHS trusts to support troubled independent provider


Five East Midlands trusts are working with the country’s largest independent mental health provider in a bid to improve service quality, amid concerns patient safety would have been put at risk if they had not stepped in.

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Chief executive to lead neighbouring trust


The chief executive of Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust will leave this year to lead a neighbouring mental health trust.


Leading the charge on a mental health sector transformation


Exclusive insights from the latest mental health roundtable event hosted by RwHealth in partnership with Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Mental health trusts fear an ICS funding squeeze


HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector — contact me in confidence.

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Community staff diverted to inpatient care as absences bite


Mental health chiefs are ‘juggling’ staff supervision and spiralling patient backlogs as more trusts start redeploying their workforce amid soaring absence rates caused by covid-19.

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Exclusive: Key NHS long-term plan target to be missed ‘due to covid’


The NHS is set to miss a major national target to eliminate inappropriate out of area placements within mental health by the end of March, HSJ can reveal.

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Neighbouring FTs miss financial plan by £24m


Two acute trusts in Derbyshire have fallen £24m behind their financial “control totals” and admitted they will miss their year-end plans.

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STP rows back on ‘no longer credible’ bed cuts


Plans to cut more than 500 beds from Derbyshire have been abandoned after NHS leaders admitted such measures were “no longer credible”.

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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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National radiotherapy plan 'impossible to realise' without more funding


Consolidation of radiotherapy services “will be impossible” without more money, a royal college has warned.


London trusts to lose £300m after tariff change


NHS trusts in London have criticised proposed changes to the national payment tariff which would cut their income by an estimated £300m.

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Many mental health trusts are too small, says top CEO


Many mental health trusts are too small and risk being “left on the side” in system integration plans, a leading chief executive has warned.

Commissioners backtrack on service cut after public outcry


CCGs in Derbyshire have backtracked on proposals to cut a mental health service for people with severe needs, following local public outcry.

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CCG's service cuts leave patients with 'nowhere else'


A clinical commissioning group’s proposal to cut a service for severe mental health needs will leave patients with “nowhere else” to go, a union has warned.

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NHS should celebrate diversity from frontline to the top


More diverse organisations benefit the planning and provision of services, resulting in higher quality care for the population served, writes Sean Duggan