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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.
An interim joint chair has been hired by two trusts on a six-month contract, their third appointment to the role in under two years.
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Just 10 trusts account for more than half of patients ‘inappropriately’ sent out of their area for a mental health bed – with dozens having to travel up to 300km, according to HSJ analysis.
A mental health trust has declared a ‘business continuity incident’ in an attempt to help it cut agency staffing and open more beds.
Mental health trusts are facing reduced access to vulnerable patients’ records for at least three weeks after a cyber attack on an NHS IT supplier, HSJ has learned.
A trust which rented 1,100 lone worker alarms has found just four were in use after a year.
Parts of the country are seeing ‘unprecedented’ numbers of ‘inappropriate’ out of area placements for mental health patients, despite a flagship national ambition to eliminate these cases.
Fourteen trusts have had their financial data excluded from a national survey of spending due to accounting errors, in a process that one described as ‘very harsh’.
A private provider is shutting its specialist unit, with its last patient expected to leave today, sparking warnings about a lack of generic mental health beds.
Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night — and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, ensures you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping the workforce.
The NHS is set to miss a major national target to eliminate inappropriate out of area placements within mental health by the end of March, HSJ can reveal.
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The covid pandemic’s impact represents a ‘’real risk to opportunity’ for the female workforce, a senior trust boss who also chairs a women’s leaders’ network has warned.
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A trust has been fined £80,000 following prosecution by the Care Quality Commission for failing to provide safe care.
NHS England says the government should consider hundreds of mental health patients who are being treated in “distressing” dormitory-style wards when it determines future capital spending budgets.