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ICS sets balanced budget to avoid NHS England sanctions


System leaders in Yorkshire have said their decision to set a balanced financial plan instead of a deficit was shaped by the ‘tactics’ of engaging with NHS England, including the threat of potential sanctions.


Recovering trust appoints new CEO


A trust which exited special measures last year has appointed a new chief executive.

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Light-touch scrutiny during covid gave ‘freedom’ to improve, says retiring CEO


The CEO of a mental health trust that recently moved out of the successor to ‘special measures’ is to retire early next year after more than 40 years in the NHS.

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Regulators downgrade rating of high-profile trust but promote four


NHS England has moved four providers out of ‘special measures’ but significantly downgraded the rating of one specialist trust.

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Troubled trust appoints new chair


A mental health trust which is in NHS England’s ‘recovery support programme’ has appointed a new chair.


Four ICSs and four trusts placed in new ‘special measures’ regime


Four health systems have been put into NHS England’s replacement for the special measures regime, as well as four more acute trusts.

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Mental Health Matters: What the staff survey said about quality and safety


HSJ’ s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector — contact me in confidence.

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CQC recommends ‘inadequate’ trust goes into special measures


The Care Quality Commission has recommended Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust be placed in special measures.

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FT’s leaders unaware of staff’s ‘high-risk’ practices, warns regulator


Leaders at a mental health trust have been criticised for being too “removed” from front line issues, which meant they were not alerted to “high-risk” restraint practices being used by staff.


Revealed: The trusts put on notice over risks to staff


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.


Two-thirds of trusts failing to protect staff from violence


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.

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Yorkshire trust appoints new chief


Sheffield’s mental health and community trust has appointed a new chief executive.

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Whistleblowing director returns after 18 months on ‘special leave’


Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group’s medical director, who was at the centre of a bullying and whistleblowing row, has returned to work after more than 18 months on “special leave”.

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‘Toxic’ CCG appoints new chair


A clinical commissioning group, which has been the subject of concerns about staff culture and bullying, has appointed a new chair.

‘Unprecedented’ demand leaves thousands waiting two years for specialist service


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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Revealed: The trusts which successfully challenged their CQC ratings


Three NHS providers successfully challenged the Care Quality Commission to improve their draft inspection rating last year.

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Long-serving chief executive steps down


The chief executive of a community and mental health trust will step down after 18 years, it has been announced.


‘Toxic’ CCG’s improvement plan pledges whistleblowing review


A clinical commissioning group accused of having a “toxic” culture will bring forward a review of its whistleblowing policy and give “even more support” to staff pursuing bullying and harassment cases, an improvement plan has recommended.

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Troubled CCG appoints interim chief


A clinical commissioning group accused of having a “toxic culture” has appointed an interim chief accountable officer from a neighbouring CCG.