1. Revealed: Details of new waiting targets for trusts

    NHS trusts will have to report how quickly they are treating patients experiencing mental health crisis in A&E or hospital wards from April as part of new NHS England standards.
  2. Scandal-hit FT 'starting to get to grips' with safety, says CQC

    Leaders at Southern Health Foundation Trust are “starting to get to grips” with underlying issues putting patients at risk, according to inspectors.
  3. Trust launches High Court challenge over contract loss

    A foundation trust has launched a legal challenge after losing out on a five year contract to run community services.
  4. Exclusive: STPs 'made a good stab' on prevention, says public health chief

    All sustainability and transformation plans have made “a good stab” on prevention but have further to go, the Public Health England chief executive has told HSJ.
  5. Trusts form new 'group model' to cut costs

    Three trust chief executives have said their new partnership will not create expensive “governance castles” but will focus on making back office efficiencies and improving care pathways.
  6. CCGs warned over withholding payments from mental health providers

    Local commissioners have been warned that withholding payments from struggling mental health providers under new outcome based contracts risks creating an “adversarial relationship”.
  7. Private equity firm allowed to buy mental health hospitals

    Market regulators have given the go ahead for 22 private mental health facilities to be sold to an international private equity firm.
  8. DWP to roll out jobs advisers for mental health patients

    Employment advisers will be integrated into the government’s flagship talking therapy service as part of new plans to improve recovery rates for mental health patients.
  9. Revealed: The CCGs cutting mental health budgets

    More than a fifth of commissioners are failing to raise mental health spending by as much as directed by NHS leaders, with eight actually reporting cutting their budgets, HSJ can reveal.
  10. Regulator imposes new chair at Southern Health

    The new interim chair appointed by regulators at Southern Health Foundation Trust is to lead a review into the future of the troubled trust’s services.
  11. Neglect by trust contributed to patient death, report finds

    Neglect by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust contributed to a patient’s death, the trust has said in a board report.
  12. Foundation trusts reveal merger plan

    Two foundation trusts in the East Midlands have announced plans to merge and create a single organisation.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. Mapped: Providers' new ratings from NHS Improvement

    This map shows the segmentation rating given to all NHS providers by NHS Improvement today. 
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.