1. Exclusive: Trusts given stricter instructions on reviewing patient deaths

    Every NHS trust will be required to review all patient deaths where a relative or a member of staff has raised concerns about the quality of care, HSJ has learned.
  2. New guidance on police support for incidents on mental health wards

    The MoU will aim to clarify when the police in attendance might take the lead and when they ought to hand management back over to care staff
  3. Exclusive: Trust chiefs must sign off CCG mental health spending

    Mental health trust leaders must sign off their commissioners’ spending for the sector under radical new plans to make sure cash is reaching the front line, HSJ can reveal.
  4. Exclusive: Huge expansion of scheme to cut NHS variation

    The Getting It Right First Time programme, designed to reduce unwarranted variation in the NHS, has almost tripled the number of clinical specialities it will work in, HSJ can reveal.
  5. Revealed: Pioneering 'accountable care organisation' delayed

    An integrated provider being set up by a new care model vanguard, which was due to go live in April, has been delayed, commissioners’ board papers reveal.
  6. Harassment cover-up chief executive takes role at neighbouring FT

    A former mental health trust chief executive, who resigned last year after helping to cover up the sexual harassment of a HR director, is being paid £60,000 to work two days a week as a private consultant at a neighbouring trust.
  7. Revealed: 23 trusts chosen for new Carter review

    More than 20 trusts have been chosen to be part of a new NHS efficiency review led by Lord Carter.
  8. 'High' risk to patients due to regional bed shortage, CQC warns

    The risk of a patient taking their life is “high” in West Midlands’ mental health trusts due to a shortage of acute beds, the Care Quality Commission has warned.
  9. Hunt receives immediate reports into child deaths in mental health units

    Jeremy Hunt now receives immediate reports of any death in a children’s mental health inpatient unit, a health minister has revealed
  10. 'Outstanding' trust to lead new NHS improvement programme

    NHS Improvement has chosen a high performing mental health trust as its partner to develop a new improvement programme for the sector.
  11. New rules on when mental health trusts should call police

    Providers will be encouraged to sign up to a new agreement on when to use police interventions in mental health and learning disability settings.
  12. Don't ignore the councillors

    When it comes to decisions around health and social care, there needs to be a bottom-up approach involving local leaders and not top-down pre-determined solutions
  13. From good to great: what the Forward View must do next

    The mental health strategy in the Five Year Forward View is promising but needs to go further to be of most help to service users
  14. HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards shortlist revealed

    The organisations in the running to win one of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards 2017 at have been revealed.
  15. STPs: Community and primary care grow fastest as acute spend held down

    Community and primary care would see the fastest increases in funding, at the expense of slow growth in mental health and general acute spending falling in real terms, under detailed STP forecasts analysed by HSJ.
  16. Prime minister reveals new mental health commitments

    Prime minister Theresa May has set out a series of new policies aimed at improving mental health provision, including more than £80m of spending commitments to improve digital access and expand community services.
  17. Revealed: Trusts in mix for millions in digital funding

    Fourteen mental health trusts are vying to secure up to £5m of central funding as part of the digital exemplars programme, HSJ understands.
  18. Reflections on transforming mental health

    Committed staff at the coalface will make a huge difference in changing the way mental health is taken care of in the NHS