1. Ministers consider legal aid changes for families at inquests

    The government has launched a call for evidence on possible changes to legal aid funding for bereaved families at inquests.
  2. Spending on community services cut by £300m

    Spending on community services provided by NHS trusts fell by £300m in 2017-18 despite increases in all other services, HSJ can reveal.
  3. Private hospital judged 'inadequate' for safety

    A private mental health hospital which treats NHS funded patients including children has been judged inadequate for safety by CQC inspectors.
  4. Exclusive: Stevens sets out 10 year plan priorities

    NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has identified five major priorities for the 10 year NHS plan due to be unveiled this autumn.
  5. Pragmatic Stevens focusses on keeping his vision alive

    Simon Stevens is a man on a mission – and that mission is to control expectations.
  6. NHS trusts face widespread vacancies at board level

    More than a third of NHS trusts had at least one board level vacancy last year with more than half of directors in post for less than three years, according to new research.
  7. GIRFT announces first mental health clinical lead

    The Getting It Right First Time programme has today announced four new clinical leads, including its first for the mental health sector.
  8. Regulators refuse to relax scandal trust's control total

    NHS Improvement has refused to relax a trust’s financial “control total” despite the local finance director arguing that “mistakes of the past” had resulted in the target being missed.
  9. Who is Matt Hancock?

    Matt Hancock will head the Department of Health and Social Care after Jeremy Hunt - the longest serving health secretary in history - was moved to the Foreign Office. But who is Matt Hancock?
  10. Young people stuck in mental health services 'void', says HSIB

    The long term plan for the health service must address the “void” which leaves young people with serious mental health problems unable to access support when they turn 18, according to a new report.
  11. HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

  12. HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Deteriorating Patients and Rapid Response Systems

    Winner West of England Academic Health Science Network: Regional programme to improve the reliability of recognition and response to the deteriorating patient
  13. HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Best Product or Innovation for Patient Safety (public)

    Winner Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust: Body worn video on mental health wards
  14. HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Best Patient Safety Initiative in A&E

    Winner Healthy London Partnership and Metropolitan Police Service: Handover process for voluntary mental health patients in emergency departments
  15. HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018 winners

    The winners of the 2018 Patient Safety Awards have been revealed.
  16. Improving students’ experience of mental health services

    NHS and care services must partner with universities to embed mental health support into all areas of student life, says Paul Jenkins
  17. Trusts must co-own the 10 year plan for the NHS

    The new plan must be credible with the frontline, requiring honesty and realism about the trade offs that must be made, given the resource available, writes David Williams
  18. Why investing in a resilient generation is the NHS's business

    Investment in improving access to children and adolescent mental health services and tackling its causes through a prevention first approach is the need of the hour, says Paul Burstow
  19. £75m announced to improve community learning disability services

    NHS England has announced an additional £75m for a national flagship programme to improve community services for people with learning disabilities.
  20. Only one crisis team out of 180 meeting national guidance

    Only one mental health crisis team in the country is meeting all the national staffing and access standards, according to a new study.