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New CQC report on the state of care in mental health services

Mental health network

21 / 7 / 2017 4.07pm

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched the findings from its comprehensive review of mental health services.

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'Strongest' STPs receive £325m investment

19 / 7 / 2017 1.08pm

Fifteen sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) will share in £325m of capital investment to take forward transformation projects.

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Supporting the ageing agenda

18 / 7 / 2017 9.30am

Representatives from health, academia, the private sector and the third sector gathered in Cambridgeshire to explore new ways of working to support healthier ageing.

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MHN opens nominations process for new board members

Mental health network

17 / 7 / 2017 4.30pm

The Mental Health Network (MHN) is currently seeking nominations for the position of NHS Chair representative on its board.

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Boards required to designate executive with data security responsibility

12 / 7 / 2017 3pm

Every NHS board in England will be required to designate an executive board member responsible for data and cyber security, under government plans to bolster data security and increase cyber resilience across the health and care sector.

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Children’s Commissioner reveals millions of children living in ‘high risk’ environments

Mental health network

05 / 7 / 2017 Midday

Commissioner calls for action to protect millions of vulnerable children.

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Mental Health Alliance report outlines Mental Health Act concerns

Mental health network

28 / 6 / 2017 5.05pm

Alliance warns the legislation overlooks the dignity and human rights of people with mental illness.

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Queen’s Speech delivers new patient safety legislation

21 / 6 / 2017 5.56pm

New legislation which could give official powers to the Health Service Safety Investigation Branch (HSSIB) has been unveiled in the Queen’s Speech.

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A Healthy State of Mind: improving young people's mental fitness

Mental health network

21 / 6 / 2017 2.58pm

Localis, an independent cross-party think tank, has launched a new report on young people’s mental health. The report aims to identify what the system requires to be able to work better to both offer immediate help to those with serious conditions and a wide and flexible variety of support for all those who feel they need it.

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Brexit negotiations underway

NHS European Office

19 / 6 / 2017 6pm

The first of the Article 50 negotiations took place on 19 June, with the European Commission and UK government agreeing terms of reference – the guiding principles for the negotiations.

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How holding down multiple roles has given me an insight into the real issues with NHS buying | Fiona Burton

24 / 7 / 2017 12.51am

Fiona Burton works as a nurse in the NHS and the private sector, and is a consultant in the commercial world for a company that helps the NHS to improve procurement. Here, Fiona shares her insight into why there is a role for clinicians in the buying process.

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