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  1. Cowper’s Cut: Why, according to Matt Hancock, vaccines are like Range Rovers

    Andy Cowper on the latest developments with regards to the coronavirus vaccine
  2. What now constitutes effective performance on elective care?

    An HSJ webinar, run in association with Acumentice, brought together a small panel to consider how the context of a continuing pandemic – and the suspension of elective activity during its first wave – has affected approaches to managing waits. By Claire Read
  3. HSJ’s 10 most read mental health stories of 2020

    As we get ready to say goodbye to 2020, HSJ takes a look back at the 10 most read mental health stories of the year.
  4. PHE's abolition is an 'opportunity for councils to take the lead'

    An enhanced sector-led improvement approach, where councils are responsible for their own performance and are held accountable locally, not nationally, would be a cost-effective way to boost public health, argues Cllr Ian Hudspeth
  5. Troubled children’s service taken out of special measures

    An independent children’s and adolescents’ mental health service has been taken out of special measures after cutting beds by two-thirds.
  6. Chief executive apologises after sharing ‘suicide note’ with 3,000 staff

    The chief executive of a mental health trust has apologised after sharing a colleague’s ‘suicide note’ with 3,000 staff.
  7. CEOs frustrated by ‘discriminatory’ approach to vaccine prioritisation

    Chief executives of mental health trusts have expressed their frustration at the government’s failure to include people with learning disabilities higher up the priority list for covid vaccines.
  8. HSJ podcast: Escaping the gloom – what 2021 holds for the NHS

    Four HSJ correspondents make their predictions for the NHS in 2021, from the vaccination programme and tech reorganisation, through to change at the top, staffing and mental health.
  9. Cowper’s Cut: Crocodile tiers

    Andy Cowper on the recent developments during the pandemic
  10. NHSE director: government has ‘absolute duty’ to hold public inquiry into handling of covid

    ‘Scared’ health and care staff who ‘put themselves on the line’ during the covid pandemic are owed a ‘duty’ by government to hold a public inquiry into how it was handled, a senior NHS England director has declared.
  11. Nurse seeks funds to take sexual harassment complaint to tribunal

    A specialist nurse is taking her employer to tribunal over the handling of a sexual harassment complaint she first raised five years ago.
  12. Mental Health Matters: Get health checks back on track

    HSJ’ s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector — contact me in confidence.
  13. Nursing union chief appointed to trust board

    Royal College of Nursing chief Dame Donna Kinnair will join the board of a London mental health trust next year.
  14. Mental health demand could rise by 40pc warns NHSE research

    Demand for adult mental health services could rise by 40 per cent according to research commissioned by NHS England and seen by HSJ.
  15. Women in psychiatric unit ‘feared for sexual safety’

    Women in a newly opened psychiatric intensive care unit had concerns for their sexual safety, a Care Quality Commission report has revealed.
  16. CEO urges staff to come forward after anonymous racism allegations

    A trust chief executive has called for staff to come forward with concerns after anonymous allegations were made about black workers being treated like a ‘second class’.
  17. NHS going into winter with 5,500 fewer beds than last year

    The NHS is going into this winter with 5,500 fewer general acute beds than last year, NHS England data has revealed.