Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

Jan Ditheridge

Light-touch scrutiny during covid gave ‘freedom’ to improve, says retiring CEO


The CEO of a mental health trust that recently moved out of the successor to ‘special measures’ is to retire early next year after more than 40 years in the NHS.

Jan Ditheridge

Yorkshire trust appoints new chief


Sheffield’s mental health and community trust has appointed a new chief executive.

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Best of 2018: HSJ's top mental health stories


As the year draws to an end, we look back on the 10 most-read stories from the mental health sector. These include the announcement of two trust chiefs stepping down and a merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country being delayed

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Exclusive: Major incident as hospital waste collections halted


More than 20 NHS trusts must store clinical waste, including human remains, at their premises for up to a fortnight after their scandal-hit contractor stopped collecting waste last week, prompting a major incident.


Chief officer for West Midlands CCG to step down


The accountable officer for Shropshire clinical commissioning group has announced his intention to retire next March


NHS Improvement rejects bids for small trust takeover


NHS Improvement has rejected two separate bids to take over a community trust, claiming neither submission met the full criteria.


Milestone trust merger delayed until summer


A merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country has been delayed.

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Trusts battle to take over neighbouring provider


An acute trust and a mental health provider in the West Midlands will compete to take over a neighbouring community trust after both were shortlisted as preferred bidders to run the struggling provider.

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Roundtable: Education holds the key to better wound care


Our latest roundtable brought together experts to explore how to redress the lack of attention and resources devoted to wound care in the NHS

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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.


Shropshire GPs have ‘no capacity’ to take on rural urgent care work


RECONFIGURATION: GP leaders in Shropshire have raised fears that a proposed reorganisation of emergency care in the region would see an increase in GP workloads for which they say there is no more capacity.

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Integration: Happening quietly in a place near you


Local approach offers tangible benefits


CCGs widen access to IVF treatment


FINANCE: Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin clinical commissioning groups will increase the age at which women can be eligible to NHS funded IVF treatment from 37-and-a-half to 40.


Leadership inquiry: Watch this space


Panel debate the challenges for developing leaders


CCG blames NHS Shared Business Services for missing financial target


FINANCE: Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group has blamed NHS Shared Business Services for an error which caused the CCG to fail to meet its cash balance target in June, according to board documents.

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Community nurse staffing to be monitored


WORKFORCE: Shropshire Community Health Trust will begin monitoring staffing levels among community nurses each month from April.

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HSJ Live 21.03.2014: CQC trialling appeals process for quality ratings


CQC trialling a new appeals process that will allow providers to challenge their rating, plus the rest of today’s news and comment

West Mercia CCGs choose new support providers


COMMERCIAL: West Mercia clinical commissioning groups have chosen an alternative supplier of commissioning support services after plans to establish a local provider in their area were abandoned.

West Mercia PCTs meet cash targets


FINANCE: The four PCTs making up the West Mercia Cluster are on track to deliver against their financial targets to break even and hit the control total surplus agreed with NHS Midlands and the East strategic health authority cluster.

Go ahead for £35m Shropshire reconfiguration

Go ahead for £35m Shropshire reconfiguration


Major changes to acute services in Shropshire have been given the green-light, paving the way for a £35m reconfiguration across the county’s two hospitals.