1. Care standards will fall this year warns CQC boss

    The Care Quality Commission has assumed standards in the health and social care sectors could deteriorate in 2018-19.
  2. Community services – the glue in the system

    Georgia Butterworth argues that we need to recognise and build on the massive untapped opportunities presented by strengthening community services
  3. HSE investigates patient death as trust admits failings

    The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the death of a patient who absconded from a mental health unit and was then killed by an apparent stranger.
  4. New ward to eliminate mental health trust out of area placements

    A mental health trust in a rural location has opened 15 rehabilitation beds to implement a “unique” model of care which it says will eliminate the need for inappropriate out of n area placements.
  5. Private hospital group criticised for governance failures

    A private hospital group has been told it must improve its corporate governance after a number of its sites were criticised in a leadership review by the Care Quality Commission.
  6. London Eye: Trusts without borders

    Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover
  7. Private sector investment has a role to play

    CHP’s NHS LIFT programme demonstrates that public-private partnerships can support the local transformation of care and is an investment option that remains relevant and available now
  8. Exclusive: Waiting times targets removed from NHS England guidance

    Waiting time targets for treating new and expecting mothers with serious mental health problems were scrapped and removed from new national guidance, HSJ can reveal.
  9. Bill to protect staff from assault 'sends message' to employers, says MP

    The bill to protect healthcare and emergency services workers from assault will “send a message to employers” to take incidents more seriously, one of the MPs behind it has told HSJ.
  10. Updated: Minister 'misinformed' over learning disability mortality report

    The care minister has admitted misleading MPs over whether the Department of Health and Social Care was told a review into the deaths of people with learning disabilities was due to be published.
  11. A single, unified voice for community services

    Matthew Winn explains the aims of the newly established Community Network that includes the NHS and not for profit organisations providing community health services
  12. Patient attack investigation deadline extended

    NHS England has been given more time to submit an independent investigation into the killing of two men by another patient on a hospital ward.
  13. Cygnet mental health hospital makes 'significant improvements'

    A private children’s and adolescent mental health unit that was heavily criticised by the Care Quality Commission has been praised for making “significant improvements.”
  14. Trust sells two sites to housing quango in £20m deal

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust has completed a £20m sale of two of its sites to a housing quango, which plans to build 326 new homes on the land.
  15. Regulator orders review of community team caseloads

    A mental health trust has been ordered to carry out an immediate review of community team caseloads after concerns about “ongoing risks” to patients.
  16. Cowper’s Cut: How to spend it best: theft, teaching and toxin-taming

    Andy Cowper discusses three themes of theft, teaching and toxin-taming that should inform the NHS turnaround strategy
  17. Increase the provision of perinatal mental health services to train psychiatrists

    We need each generation of perinatal psychiatrists to lead the development of the next and wider teams to be knowledgeable about the issues, risks and care of all women of childbearing potential, writes Dr Liz McDonald
  18. Mental Health Matters: Escaping the twilight zone

    This is HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.
  19. PM's mental health review will call for 'significant' new money

    The government’s mental health tsar has said his independent report could have “significant” implications for NHS funding.
  20. Five-trust consortium to repatriate high risk patients

    A consortium of mental health trusts has created a new central team to bring back out of area patients and manage beds for the footprint.