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NHS England launches £640m test sites to redesign mental health services

23.06.17: A new tranche of sites to redesign mental health services, with plans to cut out-of-area placements, has been revealed by NHS England. The 11 sites will look into bringing down the number of people receiving in-patient hospital treatment an...

A great place to work

16.06.17: The Walton Centre NHS FT has been identified by NHS England as one of only 12 exemplar organisations in the NHS for its work in health and wellbeing (H&WB). Mike Gibney, director of workforce, and Jane Mullin, deputy director of HR, tell NHE...

A time to complain?

13.06.17: A Freedom of Information (FoI) investigation by NHE has revealed that over the last five years ‘quality of care’ complaints have increased at mental health trusts in England. Josh Mines analyses the findings. Improving mental he...

Putting parity of esteem at the heart of GM plans

09.06.17: Jon Rouse, chief officer of the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership, explains how the city region aims to tackle parity of esteem between physical and mental. In January, we published our Population Health Plan for Great...

Making it happen for mental health

06.06.17: Following the launch of the Five Year Forward View (FYFV) for Mental Health, Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, argues that we need to maintain the current momentum and put mental health firmly at the heart of the next government. In a f...

Mental health must be ‘golden thread’ in STPs and new models of care

18.05.17: Despite early success in some vanguard sites, full opportunities to improve mental health care through integrated approaches have not yet been realised, a report released today has found, and recommends that STPs need “ambitious but credib...

BMA finds 70% of children with mental health issues treated out of area

12.05.17: A total of seven out of 10 children with mental health issues were admitted to hospitals outside of their local area last year, the BMA has revealed. To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, figures obtained by the organisation found...

Almost two-thirds of mental health trusts see ‘quality of care’ complaints rise

09.05.17: Almost two-thirds (60%) of England’s mental health trusts recorded a higher number of complaints in 2015-16, compared to five years ago, a freedom of information (FoI) investigation by NHE can reveal. NHE asked mental health trusts ho...

Barnardo’s calls for urgent review of mental health treatment targets

08.05.17: Mental health treatment targets are in urgent need of review and must be improved to make the state of care in the UK better, a leading charity has today stated. To mark the start of mental health awareness week, children’s charity Ba...

Mental health coalition calls on next government to commit to FYFV ambitions

03.05.17: A Manifesto for Better Mental Health has been launched by the Mental Health Policy Group (MHPG) this week ahead of the snap election that will take place on 8 June. The manifesto sets out the key policy points that the UK’s polit...

Seven trusts to drive digital mental health services with £35m investment

12.04.17: Seven trusts will become Global Digital Exemplars for Mental Health and receive a share of £35m to develop and roll-out innovtive technology for patient treatment, NHS England have confirmed The investment will also be matched by the...

Half of A&Es to have specialist mental health teams by 2019

04.04.17: Plans to implement 24-hour specialist mental health teams in almost half of A&Es across the country have been revealed by NHS England, who hope for the scheme to cover five times more A&Es than now by March 2019. The service is curr...

Three-quarters of CCGs failing to improve children’s mental health services

22.03.17: Almost three-quarters of CCGs in England are failing to meet NHS England’s benchmark for improving services for children and young people’s mental health, a report released by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has revealed. T...

Government must act now to lower ‘unacceptable’ level of preventable suicides

17.03.17: The government must take “tangible action” and focus on better implementation of aims laid out in the Suicide Prevention Strategy for the policy to be successful, the Health Select Committee has warned. In a report, it concluded...

STPs a vital opportunity to harness mental health services, says NHS England

02.03.17: Targets for the Fiver Year Forward View (FYFV) for Mental Health can only be met through making the most of STPs by working with patients at a local level to ensure care is delivered effectively, a report released by NHS England has argued. ...

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13/06/2017Tackling the major challenges facing the NHS

As you will have gathered from the front cover, a theme that runs throughout this edition of NHE is about empowering and involving the workforce in order to deliver innovative change across the system.  Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, highlights on page 16 the importance of sustainability and transformation partnerships/plans (STPs) being implemented and delivered with clinical input at their cor... read more >

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Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

14/06/2017Confed17 open its doors in Liverpool today

Confed 17, the major annual NHS Confederation conference, has kicked off today in ACC Liverpool, inviting in more than 1,000 health and care leaders to discuss and review the long-term demand patterns needed in the sector. Highlights of the two-day conference will be a keynote address from NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens... more >
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Marco-Felipe King, an infection control postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Public Health and Environmental Engineering at the Universit... more >
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The sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) programme should harness and drive digital innovation as a positive force to help overc... more >

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Last year, the cancer vanguard established the Pharma Challenge. Rob Duncombe, pharmacy director at the Christie NHS FT, gives NHE an update on t... more >
A great place to work

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A fork in the road for the NHS

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Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confederation, talks to NHE’s Josh Mines ahead of Confed2017 about the organisation’s 10-p... more >
Tight timetable for nursing associate  regulation

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Improving the flow

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Glen Burley, chief executive of South Warwickshire NHS FT, explains how his organisation has been able to improve patient flow through its emerge... more >

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