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.
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’.
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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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.
The best and worst trusts for cleanliness and food have been revealed in a national assessment by patients and staff.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
An outdated mental health unit will close next month after a new hospital was given £38m in government funding.
The acting chief executive of a mental health trust has been given the job on a permanent basis.
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.
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.
A trust has warned it needs ‘urgent financial support’ from its local integrated care systems to cope with unprecedented demand for children’s services.
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.
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.
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’.
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.”