1. Mental Health Matters: Jam today and jam tomorrow

    This is HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector. Feedback and comments are welcome, so please feel free to email me in confidence.
  2. Exclusive: One in four STP plans failing on child mental health

    Almost one in four STP regions are failing to make clear commitments to improve services for children and young people suffering poor mental health, HSJ can reveal.
  3. A lesson in digital mental health – the same rules apply

    Zoe Blake on the need of technology to meet the growing demand for mental health and emotional support
  4. Mackey: It's pointless to argue we should have got more

    In the context of the general economic situation and funding settlements for other public services, this announcement must be widely recognised, and accepted, as significant extra investment, writes Jim Mackey.
  5. The PM has shown faith - we now need bold policies for change

    Extra funding for the NHS has been secured despite Treasury scepticism that the health service can change. If there’s a deal for social care and local government, backed by a more coherent policy landscape, we can prove them wrong, says Rob Webster
  6. Carillion staff transferred to NHS as PFI provider collapses

    A mental health trust is taking “urgent action” by moving dozens of estates and facilities management staff to a newly-formed subsidiary company after its PFI provider went into administration.
  7. Taskforce chair says new funding must target mental health

    The government’s funding settlement for the NHS should focus on raising mental health workforce levels, addressing health inequalities and boosting prevention strategies, HSJ has been told.
  8. Council chief takes accountable officer role at CCG

    A local authority chief executive has taken the accountable officer role at the local clinical commissioning group.
  9. Regulator lifts undertakings at Southern Health after 'encouraging progress'

    NHS Improvement has lifted several “regulatory undertakings” at one of England’s largest community and mental health trusts.
  10. Harm assessments after 160 children wait more than a year for mental health treatment

    Clinical harm reviews are being carried out to see if 160 children came to harm after waiting more than a year for mental health treatment, HSJ can reveal.
  11. Blurring traditional boundaries to strengthen primary care

    Each new integrated care system demonstrates a new species of leadership, focused as much on the system and the population it serves as on individual organisations, writes Michael Macdonnell
  12. Staff shortages delay opening of trust’s new psychiatric ward

    Staff shortages have forced a trust to push back the opening of a new ward treating patients with some of the most severe mental health needs.
  13. Mental Health Matters: The outcome based contracting conundrum

    This is HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector. Feedback and comments are welcome, so please feel free to email me in confidence.
  14. Performance watch: Tackling the waiting list can’t wait

    Performance Watch understands that NHS England is finalising funding for local commissioners to put elective waiting times performance back on the right track.
  15. Three trust partnership finds £4m investment for community services

    New models of working between three London mental health trusts has delivered new investment in services worth more than £4m, HSJ has learned.
  16. Three trusts plan to take control of £80m complex care spending

    A partnership of mental health trusts could take over responsibility for £80m of commissioner spending as part of plans to reduce the number of patients in secure rehabilitation wards, HSJ can reveal.
  17. Winners revealed for HSJ Value Awards 2018

    Twenty organisations have been honoured in the 2018 HSJ Value Awards – which recognise and celebrate outstanding improvements in care quality and efficiency made by NHS staff.
  18. HSJ Value Awards 2018: The Use of Information Technology to Drive Value in Clinical Services

  19. HSJ Value Awards 2018: Enhancing Value Through Increasing Patient Safety and Reducing Litigation

  20. HSJ Value Awards 2018: Mental health