Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night — and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping the workforce.
Inpatient detoxification units in England are warning they could close — causing possible increases in substance and alcohol related deaths — unless NHS England changes the “precarious” way they are currently funded.
Five NHS trusts in the South West have been ordered to make immediate improvements after the death of a 20-year-old prisoner who needed healthcare.
Several mental health trusts have reported spikes in incidents of physical restraint or seclusion on patients, driven by covid-19 restrictions, HSJ has learned.
Staff working for mental health and learning disability providers remain the least likely to say they are happy with the standard of care offered by their organisation – although there has been a slight improvement.
NHS providers were given 40 official warnings because regulators believed they were failing to protect staff from violence, injury and hazardous substances in the past two years, HSJ can reveal.
Around two-thirds of NHS providers were found to be breaking laws aimed at protecting staff from violence and aggression, when inspected by the Health and Safety Executive, information released to HSJ reveals.
As we get ready to say goodbye to 2019, HSJ takes a look back at the 10 most read mental health stories of the year.
A trust has been fined £80,000 following prosecution by the Care Quality Commission for failing to provide safe care.
Trusts are unable to take full advantage of subsidised training under the government’s apprenticeship levy because the scheme is not flexible, HSJ has been warned.
The Care Quality Commission is prosecuting an NHS trust for allegedly failing to provide safe care to one of its patients.
An executive from a neighbouring trust will take over as chief executive at Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust.
Mental health trusts are continuing to experience higher than average incidences of violence against staff, the NHS staff survey has shown.
Struggling community teams have resorted to “limiting access” to services for seriously ill patients as investment fails to reach the front line, an official report has claimed.
The chief executive of a mental health trust in the South West has announced her retirement after 13 years at the trust.
Hundreds of young people assessed as needing specialist mental health treatment have been made to wait more than a year, an investigation by HSJ can reveal.
NHS Improvement has accepted formal revisions to the financial forecasts of almost 60 NHS trusts, according to data published today.
A Bristol dementia ward has been “temporarily” closed for two months after a police investigation into the possible ill treatment of a patient.
Disruptions linked to a new care model for Bristol community mental health services “may well have been life threatening”, a review into patient suicides and self-harm has found.
Whistleblowers’ complaints to the Care Quality Commission have resulted in 40 providers having inspections instigated or brought forward in the last year.