1. Southern Health prosecuted for third time

    A third prosecution will be brought against Southern Health Foundation Trust after a patient was found dead in a hospital in Southampton five years ago.
  2. Exclusive: Second private hospital stops taking new patients after CQC concerns

    A second mental health unit run by Cygnet Health Care closed to new admissions in July after the Care Quality Commission raised serious concerns, HSJ can reveal.
  3. Trust pulls out of contract amid whistleblowers’ safety concerns

    An independent investigation has been commissioned into quality and safety concerns in prison health services in Liverpool, while the trust that runs them has given early notice on its contract.
  4. Competition regulator orders hospital sale

    The Competition and Markets Authority has said a merger of mental health providers would be anti-competitive unless one of the organisations’ hospitals is sold.
  5. Joint chair appointed across acute and mental health trusts

    A new chair has been announced for a teaching hospital trust and its local mental health trust.
  6. Trusts to invest millions in new children's mental health model

    A partnership of mental health trusts is investing £3m a year into community provision as part of a pilot scheme to improve children and young people’s services.
  7. Adolescents self-harmed while under supervision at 'inadequate' private hospital

    Some of the country’s most vulnerable and troubled young people were able to significantly self-harm and were allegedly sexually assaulted despite being under “constant observation” at a regional psychiatric intensive care unit.
  8. Mental Health Matters: Simon says move the goalposts?

    This is HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector
  9. Southern Health fined after it 'failed to protect patients'

    Southern Health must pay more than £150,000 after an “inexcusable failure” that led to a mental health patient suffering life changing injuries after they fell from the roof of a psychiatric unit.
  10. We need to talk about dying with dementia

    Nearly 1 in 5 people with advanced stage dementia were seen by a paramedic in their last month of life, suggesting a reactive rather than planned approach to their end of life care
  11. Trust in special measures appoints new chair

    England’s only fully integrated health trust, which is in special measures, has promoted one of its non-executive directors to chair of the organisation.
  12. Trust cuts use of patient restraint

    A mental health trust has reduced patient restraint by a fifth in one year under a new clinical pathway at its purpose built medium secure unit.
  13. New technology solutions promise much – now can we work out which ones actually deliver?

    Measuring the effectiveness of care innovations is a tricky business, but Tim Burdsey believes it can be done. He shares some insights from a recent review of the evidence base
  14. CQC: Trusts drop ratings amid 'precarious' care quality

    More than a quarter of mental health trusts and almost a fifth of acute trusts previously rated ‘good’ have got worse on reinspection, the Care Quality Commission’s annual State of Care report reveals.
  15. Council health chief named as NHS England director

    Enfield council’s executive director of health, housing and adult social care, Ray James, has been appointed as NHS England’s national learning disability director.
  16. Mental Health Matters: A good wheeze from the prime minister?

    HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector
  17. Exclusive: Pioneering trust partnership names joint exec team

    A hospital and mental health trust have confirmed their joint board and management structure, HSJ can reveal.
  18. Health secretary urged to act on CAMHS after teenager's suicide

    Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been asked to consider the lack of commissioned services for children too anxious to attend hospital appointments following the death of a teenage boy.
  19. Theresa May names lead to review Mental Health Act

    The prime minister has announced the former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists will lead an independent review of the Mental Health Act.
  20. Trusts confirm new shared chief executive

    An acute trust and a mental health and community trust have appointed a joint chief executive after forming an alliance to make services more integrated.