1. The Bedpan: ‘The problem with conceding to Simon Stevens…’

    This Week: May at 10 by Sir Anthony Seldon
  2. Seven steps to supporting Primary Care Networks

    System leaders wondering how best to support their primary care networks should take a population health management approach, argue health consultants Dr Simon Munk, Dr Steve Laitner and Toby Lambert.
  3. Yorkshire trust appoints new chief

    Sheffield’s mental health and community trust has appointed a new chief executive.
  4. Exclusive: Top trust chief picked to head new NHS England ‘taskforce’

    An experienced trust chief executive has been chosen to lead a national taskforce group charged with improving inpatient mental health, learning disability and autism services for young people.
  5. Exclusive: New action over safety concerns at Shropshire hospitals

    Inspectors have taken fresh urgent action at a severely troubled hospital trust, citing major concerns about treatment of mental health patients in its emergency department, HSJ can reveal.
  6. Trust chief retires after 34 years in the NHS

    The head of a mental health trust in the North East has announced his retirement after almost 34 years in the NHS.
  7. Inquiry ordered after early release of patient who later killed his father

    A private healthcare operator has promised to cooperate with an inquiry after a patient who went on to kill his father was released from a secure ward a month early.
  8. Mental health trusts to share chair

    Two mental health trusts in the East Midlands will share a joint chair from next year.
  9. Mindless retendering

    HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.
  10. Six hospitals plummeted to ‘inadequate’ in wake of Whorlton Hall

    The Care Quality Commission has rated six mental health hospitals “inadequate”, just months after describing them as either “good” or “outstanding”, since the Whorlton Hall scandal was revealed.
  11. How small charities can help the NHS achieve a mental health revolution

    Small and local charities are dealing with some of the complex and intractable mental health problems which the NHS can’t always address on its own, writes Paul Streets
  12. We need a workforce fit for the needs of those living with chronic cancer

    Policy makers should keep the increasing population with treatable but not curable cancer in mind and ensure there is a clear plan to grow and fund a cancer workforce fit for the future, exhorts Lynda Thomas
  13. Trust and telecoms giant may use patient phone data to predict crises

    A Spanish corporation and an NHS trust are researching whether patients’ mobile data could be used to predict mental health crises.
  14. Swindells: politicians are fighting a 40 year-old battle over the NHS

    The next wave of healthcare transformation will be a multi-industry partnership, writes Matthew Swindells
  15. New triage process helps struggling service cut waiting list by 30pc

    An overhaul in the pathway for a flagship mental health service in Birmingham has led to a 30 per cent decrease in its waiting list since June.
  16. Profiting from the bed shortage

    HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.
  17. Former success regime CCG’s finances plummet

    One of England’s largest clinical commissioning groups has increased its planned deficit by nearly £40m.
  18. Linked datasets need not be the preserve of the rich

    Linking data can offer unbridled benefits to healthcare systems, but at what financial cost? Richard Wood explores how in one healthcare system this has been achieved in little time and with a low price tag.
  19. Private provider sees eighth site rated ‘inadequate’

    Private healthcare provider Cygnet has accused the Care Quality Commission of publishing an “inaccurate picture”, after its eighth site was rated “inadequate” in just over a year.
  20. Trust drops £50m contract to reshape around ICS

    A west midlands trust is set to lose roughly 20 per cent of its income after deciding not to renew a mental health contract, as two providers reshape around the patches of their integrated care systems.