1. Mental health chief executive to take over at acute trust

    A mental health trust chief executive will lead a neighbouring acute trust as part of a hospital chain, HSJ understands.
  2. Trust defies CQC order to change weapons search policy

    A large mental health trust is resisting a requirement from the Care Quality Commission to drop blanket patient searches as it would put people at risk from knife crime.
  3. Trusts could face regulatory action over out of area placements

    Trusts could face regulatory action for not reducing the time people spend being treated at mental health inpatient units miles away from home, HSJ can reveal.
  4. Stevens: Waiting list will hit 5 million by 2021 without extra money

    The elective waiting list will balloon to 5 million patients by 2021 and ambitions to improve mental health and cancer care will be jeopardised unless the NHS gets a major funding boost in line with pre-2010 increases, Simon Stevens has warned.
  5. Managers having 'suicidal thoughts' due to pressure, union boss warns

    NHS managers are experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts because of the pressure they are working under, the chief executive of the Managers in Partnership union has warned.
  6. Mental Health Matters: The CAMHS cause célèbre

    HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.
  7. People with learning disabilities 'less likely to have care errors picked up'

    An investigation into the deaths of people with learning disabilities has revealed they were “less likely” to have mistakes in their care “picked up”.
  8. Private provider shuts children's unit after regulators intervene

    An independent provider is to stop providing children and adolescents’ mental health services at one of its units after NHS England and the Care Quality Commission said further action was needed to safeguard the “health and welfare” of patients.
  9. Latest Carter review identifies nearly £200m in back-office savings

    Findings from Lord Carter’s efficiency review into mental and community health services has identified almost £200m of potential savings through scaling up trusts’ corporate services.
  10. I’m a bipolar NHS leader – and I still fear telling my colleagues

    The NHS can be at the forefront in changing perceptions to mental health issues in the workplace, says a CCG director anonymously revealing to HSJ about his mental health condition 
  11. Patient sleeps on chair for a week as trust runs out of beds

    A mental health inpatient was left to sleep on chair for a week in a unit intended to keep people for no more than 12 hours.
  12. Third Cygnet hospital criticised by CQC

    A third young people’s mental health service run by Cygnet Health Care has been heavily criticised by the Care Quality Commission – which ordered admissions to be suspended unless it specifically approved them.
  13. Exclusive: More than 50 trusts yet to carry out post-Grenfell fire checks

    More than 50 NHS trusts have confirmed they have not had a fire service inspection since the Grenfell Tower disaster – despite all providers being ordered to arrange them just days after the fire.
  14. Gaps in 'critical' children's mental health services exposed

    Children and young people are struggling to access mental health services, must navigate a fragmented landscape of provision and risk being placed in an inpatient unit many miles from home, a Care Quality Commissioner review has concluded.
  15. Exclusive: Hundreds of mental health patients' deaths still uninvestigated

    The families of patients who have died while detained under the Mental Health Act in England and Wales are continuing to be denied inquests, HSJ can reveal.
  16. Revealed: Third private children's unit closes on safety grounds

    A third privately run mental health unit for children and adolescents was forced to close to new patients following safety concerns earlier this year, HSJ can reveal.
  17. Deficit spirals at special measures trust

    A troubled integrated trust is drawing up a three year financial plan after auditors warned it could record a deficit worth 16 per cent of its income.
  18. Nursing workforce: Have we got the balance right?

    As we expand and focus on training more support workers in nursing, we must also continue to nurture our degree-educated workforce and the future educators and leaders. By Katerina Kolyva
  19. Southern Health prosecuted for third time

    A third prosecution will be brought against Southern Health Foundation Trust after a patient was found dead in a hospital in Southampton five years ago.
  20. Exclusive: Second private hospital stops taking new patients after CQC concerns

    A second mental health unit run by Cygnet Health Care closed to new admissions in July after the Care Quality Commission raised serious concerns, HSJ can reveal.