|Rebecca is a correspondent covering primary care and London. She previously managed the leadership section of HSJ's best practice content and assisted with the brand's commerically sponsored content. She has a background in healthcare working for St John's Ambulance.|
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A third of mental health trusts did not bid for any capital funding through their sustainability and transformation partnership, HSJ can reveal.
NHS organisations must give employees access to post-incident support or post-trauma counselling, a report into the mental health of staff has found.
A long-standing chief executive has argued NHS trust leaders are treated too inconsistently, as those who “have their heads down doing the job” sometimes don’t get enough recognition.
The mental health chief for the Care Quality Commission has raised concerns over “hundreds” of dormitory style beds still used in the sector, and suggested more capital funding is required.
Mental health is no longer the NHS’ “Cinderella”, but there are still concerns about the profile of learning disability and autism services, a Care Quality Commission senior chief has said.
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Four MPs in Dudley have raised concerns over the reappointment of their local trust’s chair, ahead of the publication of a report into whistleblowing claims against its executive directors.
A major provider of inpatient learning disability and mental health services has had one of its hospitals placed into special measures by the Care Quality Commission, which raised concerns staff failed to respond to urgent requests from patients in seclusion.
Plans to reconfigure acute services in Shropshire, resulting in the downgrading of one A&E, have been given the green light by commissioners.
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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A CCG has warned it could take five years to return attention deficit hyperactivity disorder assessment wait times to “acceptable levels”.
The creation of the NHS’ first integrated care trust has been delayed until 2020, due to the complexity of the contractual model.
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HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.