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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.

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Judge berates NHS Professionals and trust for 'appalling' conduct

An employment judge has branded NHS Professionals and a trust “appalling” for their failure to conclude a disciplinary case for nearly three years.

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NHS still not learning from deaths, warns CQC

Trusts are not doing enough to review and learn from the deaths of their patients, a report from the Care Quality Commission has warned.


Second NHS trust prosecuted for safe care failings

A second NHS trust is being prosecuted by the Care Quality Commission over the death of a patient under fundamental standards brought in after the Mid Staffordshire care scandal.

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Trust reviews 250 patients waiting to access flagship service

One of England’s largest mental health trusts is reviewing 250 patients who have endured long waits to access one of its flagship services.

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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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CQC: Prosecutions will be rare but help learning and safety

Chief executive of the Care Quality Commission Ian Trenholm explains the work the regulator is doing to explore potential prosecutions against NHS trusts and how the regulator is seeking to ensure lessons can be learned to drive systemic change.