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Revealed: Worst hospitals for food hygiene


More than 30 hospitals in England failed to receive the top ratings for food hygiene in their latest inspection.


Trust given warning notice over rapid tranquillisation


A mental health trust has been served with a warning notice ordering improvements in its processes around rapid tranquillisation of patients.

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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.


Finance chief who ‘eradicated trust’s deficit’ is made CEO


A trust has appointed a chief executive whose track record as finance director includes work towards eliminating its underlying deficit. 

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food


The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.

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CEO to retire after seven years


A trust chief executive has announced she is to retire later this year after 40 years working in mental health services.

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Trust tries to recruit sacked P&O ferry staff


A trust is holding virtual recruitment sessions in a bid to attract staff sacked by P&O.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Acute Service Redesign Initiative


The Consultant Nurse wrote and delivered a workforce strategy that over a five-year period would transform the capability and career potential of the nursing workforce. Workforce development was supported through the delivery of two interlinked work-based courses. Learning outcomes focused on facilitating evidence-based practice which improved senior decision-making, patient outcomes ...

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Trust urgently upgrades A&E security after increased attendance by acutely ill mental health patients


A trust has had to enhance security after an increase in the number of acutely ill mental health patients — including children — attending its emergency departments.

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Chief executive apologises after sharing ‘suicide note’ with 3,000 staff


The chief executive of a mental health trust has apologised after sharing a colleague’s ‘suicide note’ with 3,000 staff.

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Women in psychiatric unit ‘feared for sexual safety’


Women in a newly opened psychiatric intensive care unit had concerns for their sexual safety, a Care Quality Commission report has revealed.

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Private children’s unit shut down after CQC safety concerns


A privately run child and adolescent mental health unit has been closed permanently, with its residents moved elsewhere, after concerns were raised about their safety.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: MSK Care Initiative of the Year


Ten million people in the UK suffer pain and/or disability from knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. Enabling Self-management & Coping with Arthritis Pain using Exercise, ESCAPE-pain, is a rehabilitation programme that combines education, self-management strategies and exercise.

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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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HSJ Value Awards 2020: HSJ Value Award of the Year


Just one in four people suffering from a long-term mental illness are in work. Mental health problems at work cost the economy £34.9bn with a cost to business of £26bn each year.

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Winners revealed for HSJ Value Awards 2020


The star performers in this year’s HSJ Value Awards - which celebrate the work of NHS teams across the areas of transformation, clinical and medical services, and operational and corporate services - have now been announced


Almost all NHS detox units face closure without reform to 'precarious' funding


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.

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CCG apologises for decision to close unit


A clinical commissioning group has admitted its predecessors failed to follow due process when trying to close an inpatient unit for people with dementia.

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Patient restraint spikes as covid measures spark ‘frustration’


Several mental health trusts have reported spikes in incidents of physical restraint or seclusion on patients, driven by covid-19 restrictions, HSJ has learned.

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Exclusive: Trust diverted at least 120 women in labour in four years


A trust with deep-rooted problems in its maternity service had to close one of its two units — which are nearly 40 miles apart — to new births 111 times in four years, HSJ can reveal.