1. HSJ Catchup: CCG ratings and major investments in mental health

    Your essential update on the week in health
  2. Child mental health charity closes waiting list

    MENTAL HEALTH: A lack of funding and surge in demand has forced a children’s mental health charity to close its waiting list.
  3. Hunt takes lead on mental health as part of DH shake up

    Jeremy Hunt will take the lead on mental health issues in addition to overall health policy as part of the shake-up of Department of Health ministerial portfolios.
  4. Transforming Mental Health

    8 December 2016 – Victoria Park Plaza, London
  5. Nearly £4bn pledged to mental health services

    NHS leaders have spelled out how mental health services will get an extra £3.97bn investment over the next five years.
  6. Six areas take on new mental health commissioning powers

    Six regions have been chosen by NHS England to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services.
  7. Hundreds left waiting for vital mental health assessments

    Hundreds of patients are waiting more than two weeks to have vital assessments for psychosis treatment, HSJ analysis has revealed.
  8. Stephen Dalton to leave Mental Health Network

    Stephen Dalton is stepping down from his role as chief executive of the Mental Health Network to focus on his role as interim head of the NHS Confederation.
  9. Midlands trust warned over 'unsafe' mental health wards

    QUALITY: Eleven month waiting lists, high levels of restraint and out of date medicine have been experienced by patients with mental health conditions in the Midlands.
  10. CCGs halt service closure plan ahead of legal challenge

    MENTAL HEALTH: Commissioners in Greater Manchester have halted the closure of several mental health services, ahead of a judicial review.
  11. Serious failings at Liverpool trust to be investigated further

    QUALITY: The government has authorised a further review into failings at Liverpool Community Health Trust, after an MP called for scrutiny of the role of regulators and local commissioners.
  12. Breathlessness campaign could make all the difference in early treatment

    The “Be Clear on Cancer” brand is being extended to raise awareness of other diseases
  13. Why we still need clinical commissioners

    The progress made by CCGs in engaging local clinicians could be lost if we fail to act upon the clinical voice
  14. We do have the best ever view of quality: this is what happens next

    HSJ asked what the NHS will do with the huge amount of data it has on care quality - here’s the answer
  15. Give providers what they want – for the sake of finances

    Providers need four things from us if they are to win their financial battle
  16. Patient Safety Awards 2016: Mental Health

    Winner: South West Zero Suicide Collaborative
  17. Time to nurture better mental healthcare services

    More government funding promised to increase specialist mental healthcare for mothers in the perinatal period is just part of the action required
  18. New North East mental health inpatient unit approved

    STRUCTURE: NHS leaders in the North East have approved proposals to create new mental health inpatient facilities at Newcastle’s St Nicholas Hospital.
  19. Regulators approve landmark trust merger

    Regulators have approved the acquisition of England’s last standalone learning disability hospital trust, HSJ can reveal.
  20. Southern Health to be split up but chief executive stays on

    STRUCTURE: Southern Health Foundation Trust will lose its learning disability services in Oxfordshire, the trust’s interim chair has announced.