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Acting on suicide prevention


While progress is being made, it is essential for all to work together to create hope, strengthen prevention, and achieve zero-suicide ambitions, writes Emily Gibbons

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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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‘Discrimination’ claim as ‘40 new hospitals’ snubs mental health


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.

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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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Rapid rise in ‘high risk’ estates bill revealed


The bill for fixing NHS buildings to avoid serious injuries to patients and major disruption to clinical services is rising at a rapid rate in mental healthcare, HSJ analysis has revealed.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2021: Patient Safety Education and Training Award


Partnered by         WINNER Southern Health and Social Care Trust: Dysphagia Awareness and Management Training Pilot


‘Significant unresolved issues’ at mental health trust years on from scandal


There are still “significant unresolved issues” at Southern Health Foundation Trust which has not “reached the standards expected”, a report has found, six years after its leadership was heavily criticised in relation to major care failings.


HSJ Value Awards 2021: Specialist Service Redesign Initiative


Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and Royal Devon & Exeter NHSFT joined the NHSE/I Enhanced Supportive Care pilot in 2016, promoting earlier implementation of supportive/palliative care within cancer care to prevent and manage adverse effects of cancer and cancer treatment. Since 2019 our collaborative has analysed the most comprehensive ESC data available, ...

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Bereaved families have been used as pawns in a political game


With the National Learning from Deaths Programme Board stalled, the bereaved families who were to be involved in its work have once again been left harmed and without any answers, write Dr Josephine Ocloo and David Smith

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CCG chief takes on top role at ICS


A clinical commissioning group chief executive has taken on the top role at a southern integrated care system.


Trust chief moves to neighbouring provider


A mental health trust chief executive has been appointed to the top post at a neighbouring provider.

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Revealed: The NHS trusts acting as PCN "bankers"


Four NHS trusts have established a foothold in primary care networks, HSJ can reveal.

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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.

Trust fined £80,000 after it ‘ignored clear evidence’ of threat to patients


A trust has been fined £80,000 following prosecution by the Care Quality Commission for failing to provide safe care.


NHS England launches independent review of teen death cover-up


An independent review is to be held into the death of a teenager after a clinical commissioning group interfered in an earlier investigation.


Trust fined £200,000 for prisoner death


A mental health trust has been fined £200,000 for breaching the Care Quality Commission’s fundamental standards in only the second case of its kind.


NHSE to step in after CCG rewrote teenager's mortality review


NHS England is to issue new guidance to clinical commissioning groups in the wake of an alleged cover-up of a teenager’s avoidable death.


CCG rewrote mortality review to eliminate blame


A clinical commissioning group altered a review of the death of a teenager with a learning disability – including removing a finding that it was “avoidable” – sparking concern that the national system may be flawed.