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.
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.
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.
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.
NHS England has hired a retiring trust chief as national director for learning disability and autism.
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:
A mental health trust in the east of England has appointed a new CEO.
Tom Cahill, Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust’s chief executive, is to stand down after 12 years in the role.
Police are investigating allegations around the death of a patient who was under the care of Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust.
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.
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:
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.
WINNER: Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Home Treatment Team
A fifth mental health trust has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.
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.
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 ...