1. 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.
  2. Former success regime CCG’s finances plummet

    One of England’s largest clinical commissioning groups has increased its planned deficit by nearly £40m.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Trust rated ‘good’ two years after merger

    Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust has achieved a “good” rating overall following its first Care Quality Commission inspection as a single organisation - down from the “outstanding” held by one of its predecessor trusts.
  7. Merging trusts target £20m annual savings

    NHS chiefs in Somerset say a merger between the county’s main acute and community and mental health trusts will deliver annual recurrent savings of nearly £20m.
  8. Trusts defy demand for £168 TV licence for each ward

    Two NHS trusts are defying a private company which is approaching NHS organisations asking them to buy an additional fee to use TVs on wards.
  9. What about the patient?: Alyson McGregor

    This week: Alyson McGregor, national director, Altogether Better
  10. Revealed: Takeover will create largest mental health trust

    A mental health trust in the north west is set to become the largest in England through the acquisition of a neighbouring provider.
  11. The Ward Round: Why politicians should focus on workforce, not privatisation

    Staffing is the issue keeping NHS leaders awake at night – and which consumes two-thirds of trusts’ spending. The fortnightly The Ward Round newsletter, by HSJ workforce correspondent Annabelle Collins, will make sure you are tuned in to the daily pressures on staff, and the wider trends and policies shaping...
  12. 2019 HSJ Awards winners revealed

    The 23 winners of the 2019 HSJ Awards were named last night.
  13. HSJ Awards 2019: Mental health provider of the year

    WINNER: Humber Teaching Foundation Trust
  14. HSJ Awards 2019: Mental health innovation of the year

    WINNER: City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group, East London Foundation Trust, City and Hackney GP Confederation, Core Sport and Clinical Effectiveness Group – An Alliance Model for Primary Care SMI Physical Health
  15. HSJ Awards 2019: Acute or specialist service redesign initiative – London and the South

    WINNER: Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Home Treatment Team 
  16. Mental health trust of the year proves small is beautiful

    One of the smallest provider organisations in the NHS has won the mental health provider category at this year’s awards.
  17. Sending mental health patients out of area is counterproductive

    Professor Wendy Burn on ensuring that patients can get the care they need in local facilities
  18. Nurse sacked because of past whistleblowing activity

    A large mental health provider unfairly dismissed a nurse with a record of whistleblowing because it feared he was seeking to highlight care failures, a tribunal has ruled.
  19. NHSE to investigate ‘back of a fag packet’ procurement

    NHS England has agreed to investigate concerns raised by an MP about a clinical commissioning group’s procurement of children’s autism services following a request from the health and social care secretary.
  20. DHSC orders reviews for autism and LD inpatients

    HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.