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NHSE ‘seeking resolution’ over suspended medical director


NHS England is working with a mental health trust in the Midlands to “seek a resolution” after the sudden suspension of its medical director, which prompted two ‘no confidence’ votes in the board.

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Consultants vote ‘no confidence’ in trust board


The consultants committee at a mental health trust has passed two ‘no confidence’ votes in its board, after the medical director was unexpectedly ‘removed’ from his duties.

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Two trusts to miss deadline for eliminating ‘distressing’ wards


At least two trusts are set to fall short on a high-profile pledge to eradicate ‘dormitory’ style wards in mental health facilities, with delays caused by cost pressures and shortage of materials and labour.

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The Ward Round: Trusts’ ‘unknown’ disability problem revealed


Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night – and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, this week by HSJ employment and equalities correspondent Nick Kituno, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and ...

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Around 20 trusts ‘still without electric vehicle charging points’


Around 20 trusts have not yet installed any electric vehicle charging points on their sites, HSJ analysis shows.

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Staff suspended after ‘sleeping in patient’s bed’


Staff were suspended by their trust after they were found to have been sleeping in a patient’s bed, a Care Quality Commission report has revealed.


Police and CQC investigate serious incidents at trust


A series of concerns about serious incidents at a mental health trust are being investigated by the Care Quality Commission, with a referral also made to the police, HSJ  has learned.

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Revealed: Trusts where most staff withhold disability status


More than half the staff at eight trusts have either refused or failed to declare whether they consider themselves ‘disabled’, an HSJ analysis has found.

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Mike Richards’ review finds ‘hostility’ in pioneering integration patch


A review by Sir Mike Richards has warned of ‘really poor’ working relationships and ‘hostility’ within the system that was due to launch the NHS’ first integrated care provider, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: Key NHS long-term plan target to be missed ‘due to covid’


The NHS is set to miss a major national target to eliminate inappropriate out of area placements within mental health by the end of March, HSJ can reveal.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: People & Organisational Development Initiative of the Year


The Cultural Ambassador programme was an opportunity to make a difference and challenge any unconscious bias and discrimination that may occur for those black, Asian and minority ethnic employees entering or during formal HR processes.

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CCG rejects medics’ plea to halt landmark procurement


A plea by hospital consultants for their local commissioners to delay the procurement of a landmark “integrated care provider” contract has been rejected, HSJ can confirm.


Coronavirus deaths cluster appears in the West Midlands


A second coronavirus spike appears to be emerging in the West Midlands, with one of the region’s trusts now reporting nine deaths from the illness.

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What does the NHS staff survey really tell us?


The quality and safety of patient care the system delivers depends on the wellbeing, morale and sustainability of frontline staff members. By Gordon Forbes

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Director roles advertised for England’s first ‘integrated care provider’


Director roles for the NHS’ first integrated care provider have been advertised ahead of its launch later this year.

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Staff survey: Best and worst for mental health


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.

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Merger trusts appoint future CEO


Two mental health trusts which are set to merge next year have appointed their future chief executive.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Union asks Hancock to intervene over bullying claims


Concerns from “dozens” of consultants over their trust’s handling of bullying allegations have been escalated to the health and social care secretary by a medical union.

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Aspiring integrated care provider makes first formal appointment


An aspiring integrated care provider in the West Midlands has appointed an independent chair to lead the future organisation, HSJ can reveal.

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Trust merger set back by NHS Improvement concerns


Plans to merge two mental health trusts in the West Midlands have suffered a set back after proposals were queried by NHS Improvement, HSJ can reveal