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Trusts still seeking compensation a year after cyber attack


Two trusts remain in discussions with a tech firm over financial compensation a year after a cyber attack left them without access to patient records for months.


Trusts with the biggest drop in staff satisfaction since 2018


HSJ has analysed the rise and fall in staff saying they would recommend their organisation as a place to work over the past five staff surveys – the results are shown on the animated graphs below.


Mental Health Matters: Alarms ignored, with fatal consequences


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

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London Eye: The nursing walkout isn't really about pay


Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by HSJ bureau chief Ben Clover.

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HSJ podcast: ‘Worst’ NHS trust faces writing on the wall


Amid four “inadequate” ratings and a new leadership inspection, is the writing on the wall for one of the NHS’ worst performing trusts over the last decade?

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New CEO for trust beset by national controversy


One of the country’s most high-profile mental health trusts has appointed its new chief executive, four months after its existing CEO announced he was retiring.

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Trust aims to move on from governance failures and ‘massive societal tension’


Leaders of a mental health trust say they are making progress to address multiple concerns over corporate governance, and moving on from the ‘massive societal tension’ around one of their key services.

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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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Former regional director drafted in to oversee troubled trust


A former regional director has been drafted in to oversee a trust where a review found ‘multiple’ governance issues and ‘deep-seated’ cultural problems, HSJ  has learned.

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Trust’s future under question as specialist service shut down


NHS England is closing the current gender identity clinic for children and young people following a critical independent review, replacing it with two new services in London and the North West of England.

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Regulators downgrade rating of high-profile trust but promote four


NHS England has moved four providers out of ‘special measures’ but significantly downgraded the rating of one specialist trust.

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Three more directors depart top team at trust with ‘significant bullying problem’


One of the country’s most high-profile mental health trusts has lost more members of its top team, with two senior leaders leaving just weeks after the departures of its chair and chief executive were announced.

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CEO of trust with ‘deep-seated’ cultural and governance issues to retire


The long-serving CEO of a trust found to have ‘multiple’ corporate governance problems is stepping down after eight years at the helm.

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Retired CEO to lead trust with ‘deep-seated’ cultural problems


A trust found by a review to have ‘multiple’ corporate governance problems and ‘deep-seated’ cultural issues has appointed a recently retired chief executive as its new chair.

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Rapid rise in ‘high risk’ estates bill revealed


The bill for fixing NHS buildings to avoid serious injuries to patients and major disruption to clinical services is rising at a rapid rate in mental healthcare, HSJ analysis has revealed.


Review reveals trust’s ‘deep-seated’ cultural and governance issues


One of the NHS’ most high-profile mental health trusts has ‘multiple’ corporate governance problems and ‘deep-seated’ cultural issues, according to an external review.

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Revealed: The best and worst trusts to be a junior doctor


HSJ analysis of data from the latest General Medical Council national training survey has revealed the top and bottom trusts for overall experience for junior doctors.


Trust complains of ‘very harsh’ exclusion from national costing report


Fourteen trusts have had their financial data excluded from a national survey of spending due to accounting errors, in a process that one described as ‘very harsh’.


HSJ’s 10 most read mental health stories of 2020


As we get ready to say goodbye to 2020, HSJ takes a look back at the 10 most read mental health stories of the year.

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Trust CEO slams 'cruel and ineffective' government policy


The chief executive of a London trust has criticised the government over the reinstatement of its “cruel and ineffective” benefits policy.