Posts Tagged ‘Mental health’

NHS doctors seek mental health support during the Covid-19 pandemic

A fifth of medics say they’ve sought informal mental health support during the pandemic, while a tenth say they’ve sought formal mental health support...

ICU staff suffering high rates of mental ill health, study shows

Intensive Care staff are suffering high rates of mental ill health due to the pandemic, research finds. Nearly half of the respondents reported sympto...

Government must tackle ‘shocking rate’ of burnout among doctors, says BMA

A new study reveals almost a third of doctors could be suffering burnout or stress. These findings are alarming and strongly reinforce precisely what ...

Long hidden waits are leaving “mental health patients in limbo”

Patients with mental health problems are being left in limbo on "hidden" waiting lists by England's NHS talking therapy service, the BBC can reveal. The...

Mental Health funding squeeze has lengthened waiting times, say NHS finance leads

Eight out of ten NHS trust finance directors say that funding pressures have led to longer waiting times for people who need mental health treatment, accor...

Significant rise in mental health issues among young people, research reveals

The proportion of children and young people saying they have a mental health condition has grown six fold in England, research reveals. In 1995, just 0....

CQC says sexual incidents “commonplace” in under-resourced NHS mental health units

Sexual incidents including harassment, assaults and rapes are “commonplace” in mental health units. That’s the conclusion of a CQC report that fou...

Funding gap widens between mental and physical health despite parity of esteem pledge

The gap between spending on NHS acute hospitals and NHS mental health providers widened further last year, according to a new report from The King’s Fund...

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...