1. Commissioners reject funding request for in demand service

    Commissioners in the West Midlands have rejected a request for additional mental health funding, despite an increase in case loads and concerns raised over patient safety.
  2. Exclusive: Moves to end A&E breaches for mental health patients

    Acute trusts are expected to be told they cannot keep mental health patients who are waiting for a bed or assessment within their accident and emergency department, HSJ understands.
  3. Griffiths heads Top 50 chief executives ranking for second year

    Marianne Griffiths leads the HSJ Top 50 chief executives list in which mental health leaders continue to be over-represented while those heading acute trusts are under-represented, writes Alastair McLellan
  4. Caring for people with personality disorders

    The Personality Disorders Hub Team, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear FT provides direct care coordination, case management and treatment to people who have emotionally unstable personality disorder, and won the Patient Safety Category at the 2018 HSJ Awards
  5. Pay deal row erupts between government and NHS England

    A row has broken out between the government and NHS England over £50m funding for NHS staff pay.
  6. Sparks fly over long waits in A&E

    HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.
  7. Large housing development to get 'integrated care provider'

    An “integrated care provider” of a range of services including core general practice is due to be established in a major new housing development.
  8. Uncertain future for £1bn saving scheme

    HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.
  9. Mental health provider rated 'inadequate' after abuse allegations

    The Care Quality Commission has rated an independent mental health hospital as “inadequate”, just 15 months after it was rated as “good”, and following abuse allegations being raised.
  10. Child health hubs for more joined up care

    Imperial College Healthcare Trust’s Connecting Care for Children offers more coordinated care for ongoing conditions and won the 2018 HSJ Award for acute or specialist services – London and the South
  11. Mental Health Matters: Punitive practices

    HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.
  12. NHS England confirms funding for major national programme

    NHS England has confirmed a further year’s funding will be available for a major national programme amid doubts from local commissioners.
  13. North by North West: Blackpool rocking

    Essential insight into NHS matters in the North West of England, with a particular focus on the devolution project in Greater Manchester. Contact me in confidence here.
  14. The Bedpan: 'GPs are scared... I don't blame them'

    This Week: Susie Green, chief executive of trans-child charity Mermaids
  15. Top mental health trust names new chief

    One of England’s top mental health trusts has appointed a chief executive from its neighbour.
  16. Specialist beds delayed after child welfare concerns

    NHS England has halted the commissioning of new eating disorder beds in the south east following three incidents involving children at the intended provider.
  17. New digital projects will be signed off by NHSX

    NHS commissioners and IT suppliers will need to get sign-off from NHSX for new digital projects, according to fresh details released about the government’s new tech agency.
  18. Controversial staff transfer gets go-ahead

    A controversial transfer of NHS staff has been given the green light despite “significant concerns” being raised about the receiving provider, HSJ has learned.
  19. CQC to judge boards on capital funding attempts

    The boards of mental health trusts will be assessed on their “awareness” of the quality of their inpatient estate and their efforts to obtain capital investment, the Care Quality Commission has said.
  20. A computer-based test to reduce delays in diagnosis of ADHD

    East Midlands Academic Health Science Network teamed up with Qbtech Ltd to introduce a computer-based test for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and won the 2018 HSJ Award for Innovation in Mental Health