1. More than half of CCGs 'need to improve mental health services'

    More than half the country’s clinical commissioning groups need to improve local mental health services according to new ratings released by NHS England today.
  2. Children's mental health crisis centre aims to reduce A&E use

    A facility which is the first of its kind in Yorkshire will offer children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis community support with overnight beds, to keep them from being admitted to hospital or having to go to A&E.
  3. What's new in care models: Rethinking the care home

    Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View
  4. Mapped: Providers' new ratings from NHS Improvement

    This map shows the segmentation rating given to all NHS providers by NHS Improvement today. 
  5. Hunt: Trusts to be told how to do better investigations

    Jeremy Hunt has said “we are kidding ourselves” if people think the problems with investigations identified at Southern Health Foundation Trust do not exist across the health service.
  6. Hunt vows to act on NHS's 'biggest area of weakness'

    Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has called children’s mental health services the “biggest single area of weakness in NHS provision” and vowed to make it a top priority.
  7. Reforms after Winterbourne View scandal hit by NHS funding inertia

    The NHS’s failure to sufficiently fund the care costs of people with learning disabilities who are being transferred from long term health service placements has resulted in major overspends for many councils.
  8. Mental health trust apologises over killings linked to patients

    A mental health trust has apologised to families after a critical review of 10 killings found that it underestimated the risks posed by some of its patients.
  9. Hunt’s good intentions fall foul of the immigration dog whistle

    Attempts to discuss the expansion of medical training crashed into scepticism of how this could happen post-Brexit
  10. Foundation trust taken out of special measures

    A mental health trust has been taken out of special measures after inspectors upgraded its overall rating from inadequate to requires improvement.
  11. Private equity firms poised to take over mental health hospitals

    Market regulators have launched a consultation into whether 22 private mental health facilities can be sold to two international private equity firms.
  12. Vast majority of mental health trusts have safety concerns, CQC warns

    Mental health trusts are facing serious safety concerns, with all but three of those rated by the Care Quality Commission before July needing to improve on safety, the regulator has found.
  13. Exclusive: Lack of mental health crisis beds a 'national scandal'

    Mental health chiefs have branded a shortage of acute beds for crisis care a “national scandal”, and said extra cash ringfenced by NHS England is not reaching the front line.
  14. Shortlist for new hospital site revealed

    Three sites have been shortlisted to be the location for a new mental health hospital in York.
  15. NICE criticised for 'missed opportunity' with PTSD guidance

    Mothers who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder after giving birth will not be specifically considered in new guidelines by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
  16. New trust chief vows to cut costly out of area treatments

    The new chief executive of a Yorkshire mental health trust has vowed to cut out of area placements as part of plans to make savings of £1.5m and meet efficiency targets.
  17. South East trusts target April merger

    Two Essex mental health trusts are aiming to merge by April under a new name, according to board papers.
  18. Are we ready for a new relationship with patients?

    A paradigm shift towards empowerment is needed in the way we involve patients in their own care by seeing things from their perspective
  19. Contract to be let for pioneering 'ACO'

    A northern foundation trust will take control of a single budget for all local services except primary care from next April in a significant step forward for the new care models programme.
  20. The planning guidance: Christmas come early or winter of discontent?

    While early publication of the planning guidance is helpful, there is much to be done about fulfilling competing demands with stretched resources