1. Risk Register: The CQC should remain separate from the NHS

    Everything you need to stay up to date on patient safety and workforce, plus our take on the most important under the radar stories. This week’s briefing is by bureau chief David Williams and senior correspondent Shaun Lintern.
  2. NHS England given deadline for fatal hospital attack inquiry

    A coroner has given NHS England less than three months to complete an investigation into a fatal attack on two hospital patients amid confusion of the investigation’s status, HSJ has learned.
  3. Top CCG lead named as chief executive of inadequate trust

    Inadequate rated Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has appointed local commissioning heavy hitter Antek Lejk as its new chief executive.
  4. Three women lead the HSJ top 50 trust chief executives

    Three female CEOs lead this year’s HSJ top 50 trust chief executives, while some big acute bosses slip down or out of the rankings.
  5. Family of hospital attacker reveals 'dispute' over NHS England investigation

    The stepdaughter of a man who attacked and killed two patients on a hospital ward was told the national review of the incident was held up by a “dispute” over its terms of reference.
  6. HSJ Partnership Awards 2018: Consultancy of the Year

    Winner: Carnall Farrar: Whole system change across the Devon STP
  7. HSJ Partnership Awards 2018 - Best Provider of Healthcare Analytics

    WINNER: Carnall Farrar: Evidence based analytics to improve mental health
  8. HSJ Partnership Awards 2018: Best Clinical Support Service

    Winner: Urgo Medical Ltd: Urgo Clinical Pathway Support Service
  9. Exclusive: New demand on government for easier overseas recruitment

    Mental health leaders have urged the government to add child and adolescent psychiatrists to its shortage occupation list to make it easier to hire them from overseas, HSJ can reveal.
  10. CQC praises rapid turnaround of 'inadequate' service

    A children’s mental health service previously rated inadequate has been turned around in less than year with the Care Quality Commission now judging it as good.
  11. Speed up mental health improvement, warns report ordered by PM

    Promised commitments to improve children and young people’s mental health services must be delivered more quickly or patients will suffer “unnecessary distress”, a report ordered by Theresa May has warned.
  12. CCGs drop children's mental health restriction after national 'advice'

    Commissioners have backtracked on decisions not to accept out of area children who are in care of its under pressure mental health service.
  13. Mental Health Matters: NHS England unhappy with tanks on its lawn

    This is HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.
  14. Two patients attacked and killed on acute hospital ward

    An NHS trust has been accused of a “cover up” over the killing of two patients in an attack on a hospital ward by a patient with paranoid schizophrenia, and whose antipsychotic medication had been stopped despite warnings.
  15. Dozens of violent incidents on hospital ward before fatal attack

    The hospital ward where two elderly patients were attacked and fatally injured by a fellow patient was the scene of dozens of violent incidents before the attack, a report leaked to HSJ reveals.
  16. Trust apologises after fatal ward attack on patients

    Two NHS trusts have accepted failings which contributed to the killing of two patients on a hospital medical ward in 2015, and set out the actions they have taken since.
  17. Exclusive: NHS England mulls specialised services payment overhaul

    NHS England is considering a radical overhaul of the way specialised mental health services are paid for including a greater emphasis on rewarding providers for shifting care into the community, according to internal documents obtained by HSJ.
  18. NHS England rejects 'implausible' CQC recommendations

    NHS England has branded one of the Care Quality Commission’s key suggestions for tackling the problem of locked rehabilitation for mental health patients as “implausible”.
  19. CQC condemns 'alarming trend' of long stays in 'locked rehab'

    The care watchdog has called on government and national officials to draw up a plan to address the “alarming trend” of patients being locked in rehabilitation units miles from home.
  20. NHS accused of inflating bank rates under pressure from regulator

    Agencies supplying temporary staff to the NHS have said the NHS has increased the rate it pays for its bank shifts, cancelling out some of the gains from switching provision inhouse.