1. Pinpoint, predict, prevent: how population health management can make a difference

    Population health management is causing us to change the way we work so that we intervene at a point at which we can influence what happens to people, writes Amanda Doyle
  2. The Bedpan: Being minister was like ‘fighting a rearguard action’

    This week: Sir Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk
  3. Trust fined £80,000 after it ‘ignored clear evidence’ of threat to patients

    A trust has been fined £80,000 following prosecution by the Care Quality Commission for failing to provide safe care.
  4. ‘Breakdown of trust’ at provider blamed on ‘unhelpful views and behaviours’

    Relations between an NHS trust board and its council of governors broke down amid a “them and us” environment, an independent review has found.
  5. New CQC lead named

    The Care Quality Commission has appointed a quality and safety leader from New Zealand to head up its inspection of mental health services.
  6. North by North West: Capital boosts

    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.
  7. Unaccredited counsellors providing NHS-funded care

    Counsellors without the required accreditation are providing NHS-funded therapy services, despite NHS England tightening the rules for providers.
  8. Bridging the gaps in progressive neurological services

    A new NHS England toolkit dealing with various neurological conditions provides a roadmap to help CCGs tackle underlying issues, solutions  to provide improved care and reduce variation in services, notes Genevieve Edwards
  9. NHSE director slams local authorities for ‘relentless retendering’ of health services

    NHS England’s national director for mental health has reignited the debate over local government’s stewardship of public health services by claiming “relentless retendering” is damaging integration, quality and staff morale.
  10. Trusts to get ‘cutting-edge’ cyber security upgrades after £40m deal

    NHS Digital has signed a £40m deal with a multinational technology company in a bid to improve NHS trusts’ cyber security with “cutting-edge technology”.
  11. Boris-backed inpatients unit may face CQC challenge

    A new inpatient unit for patients with learning disabilities, which received £33m in capital funding from the prime minister last week, might not meet national standards set by the Care Quality Commission.
  12. Mental Health Matters: ‘We have to live in the real world’

    HSJ’s fortnightly briefing covering safety, quality, performance and finances in the mental health sector.
  13. Following the Money: Ignored STPs get capital injection

    HSJ’s expert briefing on NHS finances, savings and efforts to get the health service back in the black.
  14. Investing in healthcare students’ education is essential

    Following the plea from Simon Stevens to better support healthcare students, Danny Mortimer of NHS Employers considers the impact of education funding policy changes and identifies the priorities in supporting qualified staff to meet the needs of the long-term plan.
  15. CQC triumphs in tribunal battle with private provider

     A tribunal has backed the Care Quality Commission for a second time over its refusal to register a new “campus style” learning disability care home.
  16. Spiralling child waiting list forces CCG to take action

    Record numbers of children waiting to be assessed for autism in Devon have forced the local CCG to seek an additional provider to try and tackle the backlog of approximately 1,800.
  17. Sustained investment is needed to improve the mental health estate

    Improved access to mental health services is in jeopardy if the infrastructure is not up to scratch, writes Paul Farmer
  18. NHS England launches independent review of teen death cover-up

    An independent review is to be held into the death of a teenager after a clinical commissioning group interfered in an earlier investigation.
  19. North by North West: No case to answer

    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.
  20. New chief executive ‘absolutely delighted’ as trust rated outstanding

    Reverse mentoring and a “retreat” for self-referring patients who feel in crisis are just two of the factors which earned a mental health and community trust an “outstanding” rating.