1. GPs oppose 'huge and unwieldy' STP plans

    GPs in North Staffordshire have said they want to see a new multispecialty community provider set up for the region instead of the larger organisation covering the whole county outlined in its sustainability and transformation partnership.
  2. Mental Health Matters: From cash flow holes to workforce woes

    This is HSJ’s new fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.
  3. Tribunal backs CQC in row over 'shaping the market'

    A tribunal has backed the Care Quality Commission after a legal challenge accusing it of acting “outside of its powers” in refusing to register a new learning disability facility.
  4. Exclusive: Financial pressure should not stop quality improvement, says report

    Quality improvement is not a “pipedream” for mental health providers despite the current financial climate, a new King’s Fund report has concluded.
  5. 'Too much poor care' in mental health providers

    The Care Quality Commission is to “strengthen” its policy on using restraint in mental health services following a new report into the sector’s performance.
  6. Reports of tariff’s death are greatly exaggerated

    The shift of many organisations away from activity based payment models may seem like the death knell for national tariffs but this is not the case, says Paul Healy
  7. CCGs avoid tender process with £57m contract award

    Two incumbent community providers have been named as the lead contractors for a new £57m out of hospital services model proposed for Coventry and Warwickshire.
  8. Following the Money: NHSI and NHSE see things differently

    HSJ’s email briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black
  9. Trusts set up joint board in move towards accountable care system

    An acute trust and a mental health and community provider have set up a joint board in a significant step towards closer working and the creation of an accountable care system.
  10. Royal college warns bed shortage is 'national crisis'

    Consultants have raised concerns over risks to patients after a trust ran out of beds at half of its mental health units earlier this year.
  11. CQC to investigate patient deaths at NHS trusts

    NHS trusts will be investigated over patient deaths under new plans from the Care Quality Commission to “strengthen” how it monitors hospital mortality reviews.
  12. Increasing the number of mental health staff must be a priority

    Kate Lovett on the need for efficient and trained psychiatrists to support the mental health needs of the population
  13. Revealed: Trusts receiving biggest cut of £300m STF 'bonus'

    Several community and mental health trusts have received significant extra investment funding that was originally intended for the acute sector.
  14. Trust chief to lead joint acute and mental health executive team

    Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust; Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust
  15. Services set for closure rated 'outstanding'

    Specialist mental health services which are due to be closed by NHS England have been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.
  16. Revealed: 37 trusts targeted to keep staff in the NHS

    As part of NHS Improvement’s efforts to reduce the numbers of staff leaving the health service 37 trusts have been chosen to receive targeted support from the regulator.
  17. Acute and mental health trusts to combine leadership teams

    Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust, Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust
  18. Mental health is a Cinderella no more

    This is HSJ’s new fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.
  19. Exclusive: Three trusts set to merge by October

    Three trusts in the West Midlands are set to merge to create one of the biggest mental health and community trusts in the country, HSJ can reveal.
  20. Exclusive: 11 providers given £300m commissioning budget

    A second wave of providers has been chosen to take on new commissioning powers for tertiary mental health services, HSJ can reveal.