North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Joe Rafferty

Revealed: Takeover will create largest mental health trust

A mental health trust in the north west is set to become the largest in England through the acquisition of a neighbouring provider.

Psychiatric / mental health unit

Restraint 'culture' prompts investigatory pilot with 25 trusts

National improvement teams are set to visit 25 mental health trusts as part of a bid to prevent inappropriate physical restraint and other “restrictive practices”.

Bolton Town Hall

Trust chief apologises for 'unacceptable behaviour'

The chief executive of an NHS trust in the north west has apologised after being sanctioned for “unacceptable behaviour”.

Lawrence dunhill expert briefing

North by North West: Best and worst from the staff survey

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Revealed: FT redundancy pay outs fall by more than a quarter

The amount spent on redundancy payments by foundation trusts has fallen significantly over the past three financial years, HSJ analysis reveals.

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Revealed: 23 trusts chosen for new Carter review

More than 20 trusts have been chosen to be part of a new NHS efficiency review led by Lord Carter.

Two FTs in line to take over services of scandal-hit trust

Services run by Liverpool’s scandal-hit community provider look set to be split between two foundation trusts.

The Christie

Revealed: New oversight ratings for every NHS trust

Regulators have published proposed new ratings for every NHS trust that reflect the seriousness of the problems they face.


£400m of uncertainty in financial forecast as trusts reject control totals

Seventeen trusts that have not agreed control totals with NHS Improvement are predicting a combined deficit of more than £400m for 2016-17.

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Exclusive: Care home closures blamed for Dorset delayed transfers

The closure of two care homes has been blamed for a high rate of delayed transfers of care in Dorset. The local mental health provider is the only foundation trust in breach of Monitor’s target for delays, HSJ can reveal.

Man with head in hands

Trust told to improve mental health services

PERFORMANCE: Commissioners have told 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust to boost its performance in for improving access to psychological therapies services

Child in hospital

Trust forced to place mentally unwell children out of area

MENTAL HEALTH: Some young people with mental health problems have been placed in inpatient units out of the 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust’s remit because of lack of space in its own child and adolescent mental health services.

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Construction of new mental health facility underway

STRUCTURE: Building work has begun on a mental health facility in Leigh as part of 5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust.

Hospital staff

HSJ reveals the top healthcare employers

Four clinical commissioning groups are among the top 10 Best Places to Work in healthcare

5 Boroughs Partnership Foundation Trust

Best Places to Work 2014 – mental health trust

Revealed: The mental health trusts with the biggest income cuts

Several NHS mental health providers saw double figure real terms reductions in their income between 2011-12 and 2013-14, HSJ analysis has revealed.

5 Boroughs Partnership refuses to sign up to NHS England price cut

FINANCE: A North West mental health trust has secured the price cut recommended for acute trusts from its local commissioners, trust board papers show.


Making it fast and to the point

Three safeguarding case studies

Cinema ad used by 5 Boroughs to highlight young people's issues

STRUCTURE: A new website for young people with mental health problems is being publicised through a cinema advert – starring an 18-year-old who received support from a mental health trust for anxiety and depression.