1. CQC ordered mental health trust to close unit

    North East London Foundation Trust has been given a requires improvement rating by the Care Quality Commission after inspectors ordered an inpatient unit was closed.
  2. Staffing and leadership monitored at private hospital in special measures

    The “capacity and capability” of staff at the Huntercombe Hospital in Stafford is being closely monitored by NHS England following a damning Care Quality Commission inspection that saw it placed in special measures.
  3. London Eye: Baby STPs

    Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
  4. Coroner: Trust neglect contributed to patient's fatal self-harm

    Neglect by South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust contributed to the death of a 15 year old mental health patient, a coroner has ruled.
  5. Extra mental health cash 'must not be used to bail out other services'

    New funding for transforming mental health services must not be used to balance the books in other services or plug deficits and savings need to be reinvested back into the sector, NHS England has said.
  6. Memory test showed value of keeping it local

    The results of a pilot memory assessment service showed the value of delivering dementia services within primary care
  7. Exclusive: Providers to compete to run new maternity mental health units

    Providers are being invited to bid to run new inpatient units for mothers with serious mental health problems that will allow them to stay near their babies.
  8. Providers could face 'mandated support' from regulator

    Regulators will allow NHS trusts and foundation trusts to earn more autonomy and reduce central oversight if they meet new criteria revealed today.
  9. What's new in care models: What counts as a PACS?

    Tracking everything that’s new in care models and progress of the Five Year Forward View
  10. NHS England reveals four hour target for mental health

    Mental health services will be expected to treat patients in crisis within four hours as part of a new waiting time target for the sector mirroring the acute accident and emergency standard, NHS England has revealed.
  11. London Eye: Another competition regulator and relieving the acutes

    Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
  12. Bids open to provide army veteran mental health services

    Mental health providers are being offered the chance to bid to develop and provide services to support armed forces veterans.
  13. Children's mental health pilot aims to bridge care 'disconnect'

    SERVICE DESIGN: A pilot project is aiming to bring greater integration to children’s mental health services and break the “disconnect” between community and inpatient care.
  14. First mental health trusts rated outstanding by CQC

    Two large mental health trusts have become the first in the country to be rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
  15. Trust chiefs: outstanding rating can drive improvement

    The chief executives of two mental health trusts rated outstanding have said the rating will give them more power to drive improvements and help other providers in the sector.
  16. Private children's hospital rated inadequate across the board

    An independent children’s mental health hospital has been placed in special measures after a damning inspection found safety concerns including staff shortages and overuse of restraint on patients.
  17. Mental health trust saves £2m by cutting out of area placements

    FINANCE: Cutting out of area placements for acute mental health patients has allowed a Yorkshire trust to plough £2m into bolstering community care.
  18. Successful integrations can reap benefits for the NHS

    The renewed interest in collaboration and integration amongst NHS providers is good news but we need to ensure the right transactions take place
  19. Talks under way for more mental health care model pilots

    Talks are already under way to create more pilot sites to take on new commissioning powers and develop models of care for tertiary mental health services, HSJ can reveal.
  20. New £5m pot for perinatal mental health services

    Commissioners and providers must show how they can reach more new and expecting mothers with serious mental health problems if they are to get a slice of a new £5m investment fund.