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Suicide risks found in nearly half A&E and mental health wards


Nearly half of hospital inspections for emergency departments and mental health wards have raised concerns over ligature risks for vulnerable patients, HSJ analysis has found.


Whistleblower denied mental health treatment after suing nearby trust


A mental health provider has apologised after telling a whistleblower he was being declined treatment due to an employment tribunal he had brought against a neighbouring trust.


Recovering trust appoints new CEO


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


Four in five trusts yet to reach digitisation target


Only one in five trusts has reached the level of digitisation required by 2025 – more than three years after the target was set, tech chiefs have revealed.

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Truss move to cut management would ‘get in way’ of progress, says top CEO


Liz Truss’s desire to talk about cutting management in the NHS will get in the way of more important conversations about the future operating model of the health service, a respected system leader has said.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2022: Most Effective Contribution to Clinical Redesign


WINNER: L&R Medical and South West Yorkshire Partnership FT: Reducing the Burden of Wounds Through Workforce Optimisation

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CEO interview: Rob Webster, South West Yorkshire Partnership FT


This is the latest in a series of interviews with provider chief executives, which are available exclusively to HSJ Insight subscribers.

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Top trust chief to become full-time ICS leader


Rob Webster is to leave his post as chief executive of South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust to become the full-time lead of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate integrated care system.

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HSJ Awards 2020: Chief Executive of the Year


WINNER: Rob Webster, Chief Executive – South West Yorkshire Partnership FT

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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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HSJ80 full list: The most influential people in health


The HSJ80 lists the figures who will exercise the most power and/or influence in the English NHS and health policy over the next 12 months

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Government lukewarm on NHS plan to cut covid death risk


Health leaders have called for the routine recording of ethnicity and faith during the registration of deaths to help fight covid-19 – but the government appears to have rejected the idea.

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NHSE considers tightening rule to push CCGs to merge


NHS England is considering a stricter approach to clinical commissioning group mergers, which would drive a reduction from 191 to around 40.

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Revealed: The trusts testing latest round of emergency targets


New mental health emergency care targets will be trialled across 11 NHS organisations and one social enterprise, NHS England has confirmed.

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The biggest set of mergers for a decade


Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by deputy editor Dave West.

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Winners revealed for HSJ Value Awards 2019


Twenty organisations have been honoured in the 2019 HSJ Value Awards – which recognise and celebrate outstanding improvements in care quality and efficiency made by NHS staff.


Brexit: Trust can operate for 'four days' under food shortage contingency plans


A mental health trust has said it can “operate for four days” by increasing its stock of frozen food and replacing hot meals for patients with cold meals, in the event of food shortages caused by a no-deal Brexit.

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Trusts' costs triple amid clinical waste crisis


Nearly 20 NHS trusts are paying three times as much for clinical waste services after their contracts were moved from the company at the centre of the stockpiling row, HSJ can reveal.