1. Trust forced to rethink CAMHS as demand soars

    A mental health trust has had to put more than half a million pounds extra into a “one stop” service for children and young people after referrals were close to double the expected levels.
  2. Serco closes in on NHS contract after Carillion collapse

    Serco is poised to take over facilities management services at a mental health trust after previous provider Carillion was liquidated.
  3. Deputy chief executive appointed to top job neighbouring trust

    A mental health trust has appointed a new leader after its chief executive stood down last year to lead a neighbouring acute trust as part of a hospital chain.
  4. Exclusive: Dramatic rise in attacks on hospital staff

    Research by HSJ and Unison has found an absolute increase of 9.7 per cent in violent attacks on NHS hospital staff
  5. Innovative work and excellent leadership did the trick for Hull CCG

    Ingrid Torjesen reports on how the city of culture badge helped drive Hull to win Clinical Commissioning Group of the Year
  6. Exclusive: CQC launches national investigation over sexual abuse fears

    An investigation into how mental health patients are protected from sexual abuse has been launched by the Care Quality Commission, after it identified 900 incidents on wards across the NHS in just three months.
  7. Shelford Group trust discriminated against senior manager in dismissal

    A major acute hospital unfairly dismissed a senior manager, discriminating against her on the basis of a mental health condition, an employment tribunal has found.
  8. The nine tests that will prove if the government is serious about NHS reform

    A year after the publication of the Five Year Forward View, Simon Stevens set out five tests for George Osborne as he prepared the 2015 spending review, which the NHS England chief hoped would fund his vision.
  9. Mental Health Matters: CCGs can't work miracles

    This is HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.
  10. Government plan to expand 'right to personal health budgets'

    The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a consultation to significantly extend the scope of personal health budgets in England.
  11. Staff transferred after trust withdraws from controversial consortium

    A West Midlands trust has withdrawn from a controversial mental health consortium to focus on its sustainability and transformation partnership.
  12. National learning disabilities programme 'leading to unplanned costs'

    The biggest “fast track” area moving people with learning disabilities out of hospitals has warned it faces an additional £8m annual bill, while others also anticipate increased costs.
  13. One in 10 CCGs missing spending target 'not good enough'

    More than one in 10 clinical commissioning groups were forecasting they would miss the national mental health spending mandate for 2017-18, latest NHS England data shows.
  14. Milestone trust merger delayed until summer

    A merger to create the biggest mental health and community trust in the country has been delayed.
  15. Trust pump-primes new care model team

    A trust is investing more than £1m to pump-prime a new community team for young mental health patients.
  16. 'Strategy was embedded in everything'

    Caroline Wild from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust, talks to Alison Moore on what it meant to her organisation to be awarded the Provider Trust of the Year in the HSJ Awards 2017
  17. Cowper’s Cut: The new Nicholson Challenge – moving on from David to Viv

    Andy Cowper discusses how the service can meet “The Viv Nicholson Challenge” and how much more money to ask for and in return for what
  18. Trust in legal battle to end £321m PFI contract

    An attempt by a large mental health trust to terminate its private finance initiative contract due to building defects at its main hospital has resulted in a legal dispute over money it is owed, HSJ has learned.
  19. Children needing talking therapy had 'invasive treatment' at GOSH

    Children needing psychological therapy “underwent many years of invasive treatment” at a specialist trust after presenting with non-medical or “fabricated symptoms”, royal college investigators were told.
  20. The Commissioner: Escaping the invisible asylum

    What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable insight for commissioners, by Dave West.