Mental health

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    Health secretary urged to act on CAMHS after teenager's suicide

    2017-10-05T12:26:00Z

    Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been asked to consider the lack of commissioned services for children too anxious to attend hospital appointments following the death of a teenage boy.

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    Workforce shortage delays mental health safety checks

    2017-09-04T11:25:00Z

    The Care Quality Commission has increased pay for doctors carrying out essential safeguarding visits for mental health patients after a workforce shortage resulted in waiting time targets being missed.

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    Services set for closure rated 'outstanding'

    2017-06-29T16:05:00Z

    Specialist mental health services which are due to be closed by NHS England have been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

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    First trust prosecuted by CQC pleads guilty to safety failures

    2017-06-29T13:08:00Z

    Southern Health pleaded guilty to failing to provide safe care and treatment Patient broke their neck after climbing onto roof The trust had done “nothing sufficient to prevent” incident despite warning signs Southern Health Foundation Trust has pleaded guilty to a causing a patient life-altering

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    Unprecedented winter bed pressure revealed in new stats

    2017-05-25T12:18:00Z

    Bed occupancy hits record high, as overall bed numbers across NHS continue to decline Royal College of Surgeons says data is “exceptionally worrying” Acute bed numbers have however risen slightly overall on last year Acute bed occupancy hit a record high in the final quarter of 2016-17, while a

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    Inquest prompts police probe into inpatient deaths

    2017-05-19T17:14:00Z

    Police launch probe into patient deaths at acute adult inpatient unit The Essex Police probe is investigating whether there is a criminal case to answer over the deaths of patients at the Linden Centre, now run by Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust Seven patients have died at the

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    Tech fund raid concerns raised as £100m remains on hold

    2017-03-07T07:00:00Z

    Senior NHS figures raise concerns that £100m digital fund could be raided Global digital exemplar money should have been allocated already but has not been released by DH DH insist trusts will get funding “once business case has been through final approvals process” Concerns that a high profile

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    Staffing and leadership monitored at private hospital in special measures

    2016-09-26T07:00:00Z

    NHS England is closely monitoring staff “capacity and capability” at Huntercombe Hospital in Stafford after damning CQC report One ward remains closed and two have capped capacity CQC has completed a follow-up inspection, which the hospital says found improvements The “capacity and capability” of

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    Trust to receive millions as mental health research centre

    2016-09-14T00:01:00Z

    Oxford Health FT and Oxford University named second mental health biomedical research centre Announcement part of £816m investment in medical research by DH Cash will be split between 20 research centres with Oxford set to receive £12.8m A foundation trust has been named the country’s second

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    Well regarded trust rated 'requires improvement'

    2016-09-13T00:02:00Z

    Patients obliged to sleep on sofas or mattresses because of pressure on services “Surge beds” used daily - for up to a week at a time Community learning disabilities services rated ‘outstanding’ Oxleas Foundation Trust, a well regarded mental health and community provider, has been rated as