Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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‘Wholly unrealistic’ NHSE financial recovery policy risks ‘significant harm’ warns ICS


Leaders of an integrated care system in the Midlands have warned they cannot make the scale of staffing cuts required to balance the books without putting patients at risk.


Consultants sent into troubled system after £140m deficit warning


NHS England has sent a consultancy firm into a troubled health system, after it said its financial plan would be missed by up to £140m.


Five trust CEOs were paid more than £300,000 last year


Several trust chief executives were paid more than £300,000 in 2022-23, including adjustments for previous underpayments, pay in lieu of pension contributions, and redundancy packages.


Third of largest trusts do not know their carbon footprint


More than a third of the largest NHS trusts are still unable to state the size of their full carbon footprint, despite it being three years since the national plan for ‘net zero’ was established.

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ImPatient: It's an exciting/sad/frustrating/optimistic time for patient leadership


Patient (Lived Experience) Leadership is about those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability who want to influence change through being equal partners in decision-making. In this monthly ‘expert briefing’, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the NHS

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HSJ Digital Awards 2023: Reducing Health Inequalities Through Digital


WINNER: Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust: Reducing Health Inequalities Through the Sandbox Digital Mental Health Platform

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‘Over a year behind’ on key maternity target, NHSE admits


Pregnant women and new mothers are facing wide variation in access to mental health support, new figures suggest, as NHS England admits national performance on a key long-term plan goal to expand services is ‘over a year behind trajectory’.


150 ‘sexual safety incidents’ reported at ‘inadequate’ service in six months


A mental health trust’s acute and intensive care wards have been downgraded to “inadequate”, following a series of incidents including sexual assaults, fire setting, and patients taking their own lives while on leave.

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ImPatient: The growth in patient leadership


Patient (or lived experience) leadership involves those affected by life-changing illness, injury or disability becoming equal partners in NHS decision-making. In this new monthly expert briefing, patient leadership champion David Gilbert picks out the most significant developments in a field of increasing relevance to the NHS. 

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Rapid rise in ‘high risk’ estates bill revealed


The bill for fixing NHS buildings to avoid serious injuries to patients and major disruption to clinical services is rising at a rapid rate in mental healthcare, HSJ analysis has revealed.

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In current times, how can the NHS best support honesty when things go wrong?


Pandemic and backlog pressures may make candour more challenging but do not make it any less essential, the panel at a recent HSJ webinar argued. Claire Read reports


HSJ Value Awards 2021: People and Organisational Development Initiative of the Year


The BHRUT Academy of Surgery is an innovative training pathway to attract non-training doctors wishing to pursue a surgical career. The surgical directorate offers a two-year structured educational programme with an associated fully funded MSc in our “Academy of Surgery”. This was designed to recruit, train and retain junior doctors ...

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Trusts drop business rates battle against councils


Eleven NHS trusts have dropped a long-running bid to pay business rates at a discount usually reserved for charities, according to the Local Government Association.

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HSJ Awards 2020: Driving Efficiency through Technology


WINNER: University Hospital of North Midlands, Midlands Partnership FT, Health2Works, Simple Shared Health and Signum Health – Smart with Your Heart

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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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‘Missed opportunities’ in management of troubled service, review finds


Several ‘missed opportunities’ by local commissioners to tackle problems within a troubled autism service have been identified by an independent review.


Exclusive: Regulator launches independent review into care of vulnerable man


NHS England and Improvement have launched an independent review into the care and death of a man with learning disabilities, following concerns raised by HSJ. 

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Mobilising volunteers to tackle health inequalities


A joint project by Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust and Staffordshire County Council, winner of the Health and Local Government Partnership category at the 2019 HSJ Awards, is running eight community libraries that serve deprived communities. Jennifer Trueland finds out more about their impact