A mental health trust at the centre of several care scandals has ‘turned the dial’ on improvement, its chief executive has said, following the Care Quality Commission noting some progress but retaining a ‘requires improvement’ rating.
A mental health trust has denied charges relating to the death of a teenage inpatient but admitted care failings relating to two other cases.
A coroner has strongly criticised a mental health trust for failing to investigate serious incidents promptly.
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Leaders at a mental health trust tolerated high levels of safety incidents and accepted verbal assurance with ‘insufficient professional curiosity’, a critical report has found.
Mental health trusts are exploring wider use of CCTV to review incidents of seclusion or restraint in response to high-profile abuse scandals, HSJ has learned.
A scandal-hit mental health trust is facing further prosecutions over alleged care failings relating to the deaths of two inpatients, HSJ can reveal.
The chair of an inquiry into hundreds of deaths at a mental health trust has revealed she may not be able to deliver it in its current form following a ‘hugely disappointing’ lack of staff coming forward to give evidence.
As we get ready to bid farewell to 2022, HSJ looks back at the 10 most read mental health stories of the year.
One of England’s largest mental health trusts is embroiled in a multi-million-pound legal battle with its former private finance initiative provider.
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Investigations into the deaths of three teenagers who were inpatients of a mental health hospital have found ‘systemic’ failings in their care.
A troubled trust’s inpatient wards for people with a learning disability or autism have been rated “inadequate”, with staff criticised for resorting to restraint too readily which sometimes injured patients.
Only a handful of integrated care systems have so far managed to implement a key expansion in their support for patients in mental health crisis.
A struggling mental health trust is being prosecuted over accusations it failed to protect a teenager at a children’s inpatient unit.
The chief executive of a mental health trust grappling with care quality failures has described his anger at ‘disrespectful’ staff who have ‘now had to leave the organisation’.
A large mental health trust has highlighted a lack of additional funding for the sector, in contrast to the £8bn earmarked for acute providers to tackle elective waiting lists.
The Care Quality Commission has rated the surgery and maternity departments at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton ‘inadequate’ following concerns over lifesaving emergency surgery being delayed and pregnant women waiting up to six hours to be assessed by a doctor.
The backlog of serious clinical incidents that need investigating is building up throughout the NHS, due to the impact of coronavirus and emergency service pressures.