This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Insight subscribers.
Nearly a fifth of the capital funding allocated to the NHS for ‘net zero’ projects was never received by trusts, with at least two schemes prevented from going ahead due to a lack of flexibility in the scheme.
A chief executive has compared a lack of investment into mental health estate to ‘institutionalised discrimination’, after no new schemes were accepted on to the ‘40 new hospitals’ programme.
Mental health trusts are exploring wider use of CCTV to review incidents of seclusion or restraint in response to high-profile abuse scandals, HSJ has learned.
It is Disability History Month and the perfect time for Oliver Potter to highlight some of the work being done to improve the experience of disabled and neurodivergent staff across the health service.
Five East Midlands trusts are working with the country’s largest independent mental health provider in a bid to improve service quality, amid concerns patient safety would have been put at risk if they had not stepped in.
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 chief executive of Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust will leave this year to lead a neighbouring mental health trust.
The chief executive of a mental health trust that runs one of three high secure hospitals in England is due to step down.
A mental health hospital that was placed in special measures last year has been rated “inadequate” again after an inspection raised concerns including unsafe ward environments and staff not managing patient risks well.
A mental health trust ‘scapegoated’ a psychiatrist over the death of a patient amid systemic issues, an employment tribunal has found.
Community and mental health service providers have warned the ongoing fuel crisis and other traffic disruption is starting to impact the care of vulnerable patients.
The Children’s Community Respiratory Physiotherapy Service are a team of four specialist physiotherapists. The service was established to improve outcomes, quality of life and experience for children with complex disorders, in line with the NHS long term plan.
The Asthma and Wheeze Project is overseen by the integrated borough-based partnership “Tower Hamlets Together” and sought to significantly reduce non-elective admissions of children and young people with asthma and wheeze to the Royal London Hospital. As a system the project mapped the primary and secondary drivers for admissions and ...
The innovation was implemented across two surgeries in Haringey: West Green & Hornsey Wood Green. Haringey CCG is the sixth most deprived borough in London and the combined patient list covers over 22,000 patients. Of note, there are over 100 different unique languages spoken in Haringey.
One of the largest independent providers of mental health inpatient care in England intends to sell a hospital site to its local NHS trust.
Problems with culture, racism and staff shortages compromising safety have persisted at one of England’s three secure hospitals, the care regulator has warned.
A mental health trust has established a dedicated improvement board to try to “deal with cultural issues” at the “inadequate”-rated high-secure hospital which it runs.
Two mental health trusts in the East Midlands will share a joint chair from next year.