|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 watchdog has called for a national review into a mental health trust’s failings following investigations into the deaths of two young men.
Care Quality Commission inspectors were aware patients at Whorlton Hall had accused staff of “bullying and inappropriate behaviour”, according to a draft report.
An independent provider of inpatient mental health services has had a second hospital placed in special measures after patients were found to be treated in an “uncaring, undignified and disrespectful” way.
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A former NHS Improvement national medical director has been appointed chair of a Midlands teaching trust.
A senior coroner is investigating whether the deaths of five patients with eating disorders in Cambridgeshire are connected by systemic care failings, HSJ can reveal.
NHS England has been told to support areas which are failing to deal with a backlog of reviews into the deaths of learning disability patients, according to a new report.
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust has received another warning from the Care Quality Commission over the safety of its services, HSJ can reveal.
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Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust has stopped all new referrals to one of its paediatric specialities due to capacity problems, local GPs have been told.
NHS England has invited providers to take on specialised commissioning powers across the country, in a major expansion of its mental health new care models programme, HSJ can reveal.