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A healthcare system has set itself the target of filling one in five of its senior leadership posts with black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates.
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.
Providers of gender identity services say they are not adequately funded by NHS England, with thousands of patients being forced to wait more than two years to see a specialist.
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An independent investigation into the attack and killing of two people on a hospital ward by another patient has concluded the attack was “probably preventable”, a leak of its report reveals.
An integrated care system has set up two new community eating disorder teams as part of regional two year devolved commissioning pilot.
Mental health leaders are creating a joint committee to standardise pathways and improve service quality across their sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ can reveal.
Leaders across a sustainability and transformation partnership are drafting a new agreement that could lead to the organisations in the STP sharing a control total.
A second wave of providers has been chosen to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services, HSJ can reveal.
A national protocol for sudden service closure is being produced after NHS agencies missed “red flags” when a mental health unit closed with just six days’ notice.
New “accountable care organisations” will strengthen commissioning services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate, according to its published sustainability and transformation plan.
Health leaders in the north have set a date for publishing their sustainability and transformation plan, following calls for transparency from the region’s MPs.
Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.
The new chief executive of a Yorkshire mental health trust has vowed to cut out of area placements as part of plans to make savings of £1.5m and meet efficiency targets.
With the Year of Care capitation tariff attracting global interest, capitation budgets are becoming a mainstream need for seamless care of patients with long term conditions
STRUCTURE: A Yorkshire mental health trust has appointed Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust’s director of quality and nursing as its new chief executive.
The “fragmented” structure of the NHS and lack of “strategic grip” have been blamed for a crisis leading to the sudden closure of a psychiatric hospital.