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Trust seeks ‘dialogue’ to avert court row with ICB


Providers who are taking legal action against commissioners have called for a “dialogue” over the risks an underfunded tender would pose to local children and families.

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Two more ICBs sued over procurement by NHS trusts


An NHS trust and two social enterprises are taking legal action over a £300m procurement for children’s community health services which they say raises ‘significant concerns about safety’.

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Unforeseen post-covid demand is driving overspending, says trust chief


A trust chief executive has said ongoing and unforeseen demand from children needing mental healthcare in the wake of the pandemic is driving overspending.

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HSJ Digital Awards 2023: Improving Mental Health Through Digital


WINNER: Mind Matters, Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation Trust and Limbic: Supporting Referral and Assessment in NHS Talking Therapy Services: How Limbic and Mind Matters Changed the Patient Pathway


‘Abuse’ at NHS unit subject to police investigation


A police investigation is under way into allegations of abuse at an NHS-run home for men with severe learning disabilities and autism, it has emerged.

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Revealed: Best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food


The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.


CCTV to be used ‘pro-actively’ by trusts to combat abuse


Mental health trusts are exploring wider use of CCTV to review incidents of seclusion or restraint in response to high-profile abuse scandals, HSJ  has learned.


Draft NHSE plans seek to ‘eradicate’ police role in care


A draft NHS England document suggests mental health trusts will be told to ban ‘concerning’ aspects of a controversial care model which involves input from police officers, HSJ  has learned.

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Trust boss joins ‘service failures’ private provider


A former NHS chief executive has taken up a senior executive role for a large independent provider whose NHS-funded services have seen major quality failures.

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NHSE warned of ‘inaccurate’ and ‘unethical’ investigation into man’s death


An independent investigation into the death of a man with autism and learning difficulties in NHS care may never be published in full as his sister has rejected several drafts as inaccurate, telling NHS England they were ‘totally unethical’.

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‘Unfit’ unit to be replaced with new £38m hospital


An outdated mental health unit will close next month after a new hospital was given £38m in government funding.

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Former charity director made trust CEO


The acting chief executive of a mental health trust has been given the job on a permanent basis.

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NHS launches biggest central patient record programme since NPfIT


Seven trusts have been selected for a new centralised approach to buying major IT equipment in a bid to “accelerate” digitisation across the health service, HSJ has learned.

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Trust hopes to cut bill for private care by buying rehabilitation centre


A mental health trust is hoping to buy a former rehabilitation centre for injured soldiers to provide extra capacity and avoid sending patients into the private sector.


Trust seeks ‘urgent financial support’ to meet demand for services


A trust has warned it needs ‘urgent financial support’ from its local integrated care systems to cope with unprecedented demand for children’s services.


Manager leaves after allegedly using lucrative shifts for gym trips and shopping


A manager has left a mental health and learning disabilities unit after allegations they booked themselves in for lucrative shifts but used the time for online shopping and gym trips.

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Trust urgently upgrades A&E security after increased attendance by acutely ill mental health patients


A trust has had to enhance security after an increase in the number of acutely ill mental health patients — including children — attending its emergency departments.

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Trust criticised for slow action on ligature risks


A trust has been criticised by the Care Quality Commission for failing to take action quickly enough after two patient deaths at a unit described as ‘not fit for purpose’.


Two deaths at 'not fit for purpose' unit sparks CQC action


The Care Quality Commission staged an unannounced inspection after two deaths at a mental health unit which it had condemned as “not fit for purpose.”