Solent NHS Trust


More trusts find RAAC concrete on estates


At least seven more trusts have confirmed lightweight concrete on their estates following NHS England-ordered reviews and widespread safety concerns, HSJ has found.

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CEO named for new trust


A chief executive has been named for a new community and mental health trust in the south of England ahead of its planned formation next year.

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ICB and seven trusts put in ‘recovery’ after refusing to submit balanced financial plan


An integrated care board and all seven of its member trusts have been placed into the ‘recovery support programmes’ – formerly known as special measures – by NHS England, after declaring a deficit plan for 2023-24.

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Trusts to share joint chief ahead of breakup


Two trusts in the south of England have named a joint chief executive as part of a major reorganisation.

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Trusts set to merge after ICS review


An integrated care system is planning a new trust for all its community and mental health services, which are currently offered by several providers.

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The NHS must acknowledge discrimination to effectively tackle the problem


Sadly, we live in a world where racism, misogyny, ableism and other forms of discrimination and prejudice exist. As an organisation that is rooted in and serves our community, we are not exempt from such discriminatory beliefs and behaviours, writes Solent Trust’s Anna Rowen

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HSJ Awards 2021: Staff Engagement Award


WINNER: Solent Trust: The HEART of Solent

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Revealed: Beds for children hit ‘crisis point’ amid covid demand surge


Availability of inpatient child and adolescent mental health services beds — particularly for eating disorders — has reached ‘crisis point’, with young people left waiting on a standard paediatric ward or at home as demand surged during the covid pandemic.

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Troubled trust to share chair with neighbour


A small trust with severe quality and financial problems is to share a chair with its larger neighbour, it has announced.

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Former council leader to chair South West health system


A new independent chair has been appointed to the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire health and care system.

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Struggling trust forms new partnership with neighbour


Isle of Wight’s struggling integrated trust is partnering with a mainland provider in Hampshire, which will help it deliver mental health services.

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Manager wins short-staffing whistleblowing case


A manager has won his employment tribunal against a patient transport company he alleged had misled clients over staffing.

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Mental health trusts reporting high levels of violence


Mental health trusts are continuing to experience higher than average incidences of violence against staff, the NHS staff survey has shown.

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Exclusive: Trusts 'limiting access' to psychosis services


Struggling community teams have resorted to “limiting access” to services for seriously ill patients as investment fails to reach the front line, an official report has claimed.

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Just one trust has 50pc BME board share


Only one trust has as many black and minority ethnic board members as white, and 96 trusts say they have no BME board directors at all, new data has revealed.

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Revealed: Hundreds of children wait more than a year for specialist help


Hundreds of young people assessed as needing specialist mental health treatment have been made to wait more than a year, an investigation by HSJ can reveal.


City leaders make first moves towards 'virtual' MCP


Primary and community care leaders in the Portsmouth area are planning the first steps towards rolling out a new care model.

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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.


Mental health trusts lay out plans for new commissioning powers


STRUCTURE: Mental health providers in Oxford and the Thames Valley have set out how they will use their new commissioning powers to create a new care model for secure adult mental health services.


Six areas take on new mental health commissioning powers


Six regions have been chosen by NHS England to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services.