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Just 10 trusts responsible for half of ‘unacceptable’ placements


Just 10 trusts account for more than half of patients ‘inappropriately’ sent out of their area for a mental health bed – with dozens having to travel up to 300km, according to HSJ analysis.

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Dozens of referrals for vulnerable mothers refused due to ‘lack of beds’


Dozens of referrals to specialist care for women with serious mental health problems during or after pregnancy are being turned down because no bed was available, data collected by HSJ reveals.

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Children’s services rated ‘inadequate’ as trust remains ‘outstanding’


The children’s inpatient unit at an ‘outstanding’ mental health trust has been downgraded to ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission, amid a surge in demand for its services.

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‘Unprecedented numbers’ sent hundreds of miles for a bed


Parts of the country are seeing ‘unprecedented’ numbers of ‘inappropriate’ out of area placements for mental health patients, despite a flagship national ambition to eliminate these cases.

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NHSE hires trust chief as national director


NHS England has hired a retiring trust chief as national director for learning disability and autism.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Award


The pharmacy department of a district general hospital worked with the multidisciplinary team in orthopaedics to reduce variation in medication use among elective hip and knee replacement patients. The project focused on the following points to optimise medication use:

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‘Outstanding’ trust appoints new chief executive


A mental health trust in the east of England has appointed a new CEO.

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FT chief stands down after more than decade in job


Tom Cahill, Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust’s chief executive, is to stand down after 12 years in the role.

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Police launch investigation into patient death


Police are investigating allegations around the death of a patient who was under the care of Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust.

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Revealed: The seven trusts getting £6m each for tech improvements


Seven trusts will receive £6m each over the next three years in the second phase of Matt Hancock’s plan to improve IT infrastructure in the health service.

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HSJ Awards 2020: Mental Health Trust of the Year


WINNER: Hertfordshire Partnership University FT

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Mental Health Service Redesign Initiative


Covering the populations of Cheshire East and Vale Royal (7,000 people accessing specialist mental health services), this redesign is centred on service users, providers and commissioners working together to transform services for people severely affected by mental health problems, to improve:

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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.


Revealed: The trusts put on notice over risks to staff


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.


Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence


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.

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HSJ Awards 2019: Acute or specialist service redesign initiative – London and the South


WINNER: Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Home Treatment Team 

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Fifth mental health trust rated 'outstanding'


A fifth mental health trust has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

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The Integrator: Can councils be true partners in ICS?


Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by commissioning correspondent, Sharon Brennan.

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HSJ Awards 2018: System Led Support for Carers


A focus on supporting unpaid carers is nothing new for the organisations making up Hertfordshire and West Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership: a multiagency carers’ strategy actually began in Hertfordshire as far back as 1995. But partnerships are said to have broadened and deepened, with good practice being increasingly shared ...