Posts Tagged ‘Mental health’

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...

Ruling highlights rights of vulnerable people to representation in deprivation of liberty hearings

People unable to make decisions for themselves because they lack mental capacity must always have access to independent representation in court hearings ab...

Integrating mental health: £11 billion cost of treating physical and mental health separately

The psychological problems associated with physical health conditions, and vice versa, are costing the NHS more than £11 billion a year and care is less e...

Mental health services: £1bn a year of new funding in care by 2020/21 to reach one million more

Mental health services must be improved by expansion, better prevention, and integration with physical care. These are the key findings of an NHS Englan...

Mental health service change needed on commissioning, organisation and monitoring

There must be an end to sending severely-ill mental health patients long distances to attend hospital, an Independent Commission mental health service chan...