1. Midlands trust rated 'outstanding'

    A mental health trust has been rated “outstanding” by CQC inspectors – the third in the country to achieve the highest ranking.
  2. Cowper’s Cut: Primary colours

    Andy Cowper notes that most of the problems affecting the NHS are as much about the absence of well functioning relationships as they are about the lack of data
  3. New chief for mental health trust announced

    Nottinghamshire Healthcare has appointed Dr John Brewin as its new chief executive after the retirement of Ruth Hawkins in September.
  4. Learning disabilities and autism added to long-term plan clinical priorities

    The leaders of four clinical priority groups that will feature heavily in the NHS’s 10 year plan have been announced by NHS England and NHS Improvement.
  5. CQC now examining mental health care in acute hospitals

    The Care Quality Commission is now targeting the care of mental health patients in acute hospitals during routine inspections.
  6. Bigger step-change is need of the hour for children's mental health

    It will take vision, hard work, political bravery, and realistic investment to make progress amidst children’s mental health crisis, writes Sean Duggan
  7. The Integrator: Integrated care providers, finally, make a breakthrough

    Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning. This week by correspondent Rebecca Thomas
  8. Top trust chief executive retires

    John Short, chief executive at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, has announced his retirement after six years at the helm.
  9. CCGs and trust set up mental health partnership board

    Commissioners have set up a joint board with their mental health trust to create an integrated health and social care partnership, HSJ can reveal.
  10. Dementia is conspicuously absent from new NHS priorities

    The government must put dementia at the heart of its priorities, not in 10 years’ time, but now. By Hilary Evans
  11. Trailblazer sites to be selected to test £1.5bn plans

    Between 10 and 20 regions will be selected as “trailblazer” sites to test out £1.3bn proposals to improve children and young people’s mental health.
  12. Seven sites chosen to provide new mental health staff course

    The government has given the green light for seven institutions to train thousands of new staff to support children and young people with mental health problems.
  13. Private provider has third hospital placed in special measures

    A private provider has had a third mental health hospital judged “inadequate” and placed in special measures by watchdog inspectors.
  14. Cowper’s Cut: ‘But they’re privatising the NHS!’

    Andy Cowper on why the NHS is not being privatised and the consequences of a culture of deliberately incentivising lying
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Pragmatic Stevens focusses on keeping his vision alive

    Simon Stevens is a man on a mission – and that mission is to control expectations.
  20. 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.