Posts Tagged ‘Mental health’

Young people still facing problems accessing mental health support from the NHS

Too many children and young people face difficulties in accessing appropriate support for their mental health concerns from a system that is fragmented and...

Jeremy Hunt inflates the number of mental health workers recruited in Commons speech

Jeremy Hunt has admitted making false claims in the House of Commons today. Speaking on World Mental Health Day, he inflated the increase of mental heal...

Hunt pledges to “jump-start nurse training” despite Brexit challenges to NHS staffing

Five thousand extra trainee nurses places will be created next year to boost the number of home-grown NHS staff. This is the key message from Health Sec...

Government to create 21,000 new mental health posts in £1.3bn boost to services

The government has launched plans to expand NHS mental health services. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said 21,000 new posts would be created at a cost of...

Mental health services at a cross roads with pressures compromising too many services

There are ongoing problems with access to, and the quality of, specialist mental health services, a CQC report concludes. The report details the finding...

Mental health: rising demand and staff shortages mean services are overwhelmed

Rapidly rising demand, workforce shortages and the failure of funding to get through to the frontline means core NHS mental health services are being overw...

Growing gap between governmental ambitions for mental health and reality on frontline

NHS Providers has warned that the prime minister’s welcome commitment to tackling long-standing injustices faced by people with mental health problems is...

May would scrap Mental Health Act and better support services if re-elected

Prime minister Theresa May has pledged to scrap the Mental Health Act 1983 and introduce a new Mental Health Treatment Bill if she is re-elected on 8 June....

Money earmarked for mental health is being diverted to prop up acute NHS trusts

Ministers have been accused of breaking their promises on mental health investment after £800m earmarked to improve services was diverted to prop up acute...

Children in care ‘too often denied mental health treatment’, MPs’ report says

Children in care are too often missing out on treatment for mental health problems despite being four times more likely to experience them, say MPs. The...

Mental health: SSRI antidepressants not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular conditions

Commonly used antidepressants, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular conditions, su...