Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust


ICS cracks down on use of 2m pieces of plastic cutlery

An integrated care system is aiming to cut its use of plastic cutlery, gloves and gowns as part of wide-ranging environmental sustainability plans, HSJ has learned.

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Review: Arranging new job for discredited CEO ‘accepted practice at the time’

Regulators who facilitated a secondment job for the chief executive of a scandal hit NHS trust “acted in line with guidelines and accepted practice at the time”, a review has found.

Bernie Cuthel

Regulator 'arranged' new job for chief of scandal hit trust

Regulators “arranged” for the former boss of a scandal hit trust to be moved to another provider without informing its leaders of serious shortcomings at her previous organisation, documents seen by HSJ reveal.

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Devo region generates extra £150m after 'very strong' financial performance

The Greater Manchester health economy delivered a “very strong” financial performance last year, generating £150m of investment funding for the region.

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NHS staff survey: Best and worst performing trusts

The annual NHS survey has shown staff continue to believe the care their trusts provide is safe, with 69 per cent saying they would recommend care at their organisation to a friend or relative.

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Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.


Exclusive: Regulator's list reveals trusts slated for takeover or franchise

Several NHS trusts which were slated by officials for takeover or management franchise are revealed in a list obtained by HSJ, which regulators sought to keep secret for 18 months.

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Provider chosen to take over unsustainable mental health trust

STRUCTURE: Greater Manchester West Mental Health Foundation Trust has been chosen to take over a struggling neighbouring trust.

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Hundreds left waiting for vital mental health assessments

Hundreds of patients are waiting more than two weeks to have vital assessments for psychosis treatment, HSJ analysis has revealed.


CCGs halt service closure plan ahead of legal challenge

MENTAL HEALTH: Commissioners in Greater Manchester have halted the closure of several mental health services, ahead of a judicial review.


The value of putting fire in its place

How the realisation that some incidents involving fire and mental health service users could have been avoided led to holistic safety assessments

Angel of the North

North of England: Staff survey best and worst performers

Analysis of the best and worst performers in the North of England region on key measures in the NHS staff survey 2015, released today.

Ann Barnes

New provider federation to dilute trusts’ veto over Manchester decisions

Trust chiefs in Greater Manchester are set to create a ‘federation’ of NHS providers, as they aim to maximise opportunities for sharing services across the region.


'Unviable' mental health trust to axe services

A mental health trust in Manchester has announced several service closures due to ‘year on year reductions’ to its budget.

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Shared records take Manchester a step closer to integration

TECHNOLOGY: Integrated care records for 6,000 patients are now being shared between NHS and social care workers in Manchester.


Academic health science centre appoints new director

Manchester Academic Health Science Centre has appointed a new director.


CCG chief appointed to top Manchester devolution role

Senior officer responsible for a review of healthcare services across the region takes top job


Exclusive: Manchester deal criticised for lack of GP involvement

Greater Manchester’s £6bn devolution deal has been criticised for excluding GPs from consultation about the new arrangements.


Manchester trust fears council cuts will impact services

FINANCE: A Manchester provider has warned that “stringent” council budget cuts could hit its community services.

Bob Alexander

Trust sector deficit deteriorates to £414m

The NHS trust sector’s financial position has deteriorated to an overall deficit of £414.2m, providing new evidence of the pressure trusts are under.