“Most senior clinicians of the Trust are very cynical and disillusioned with this plan and appalled that the Strategic Health Authority has not put a stop to this.” – VIDEO

“Most senior clinicians of the Trust are very cynical and disillusioned with this plan and appalled that the Strategic Health Authority has not put a stop to this.” – VIDEO

In the House of Commons Tuesday 28th June, 2011 the  Rt Hon Tony Lloyd MP, spoke  in a Westminster Hall ‘Private Members’ debate (Edale Unit Manchester) of his frustration at not being able to obtain satisfactory answers to questions relating to the proposed closure of a hospital unit that deals with some of the most […]

The Cuts See Hundreds Join March Who All Believe in the NHS Founding Principles

The Cuts See Hundreds Join March Who All Believe in the NHS Founding Principles

A Police officer spoke of how they truly believe that the higher the rank the madder their ideas seem to get, certainly taking the new Police HQ due to open at Newton Heath as a example, those in charge have made sure it is fitted with a state of the art canteen. There are no canteens available for ordinarily street cops or civilian Police workers. It was only some years ago under GMP former Chief Con Wilmot that a brand new bathroom was fitted to the 11th flooring offices of Greater Manchester Police, Chester House, GMP HQ, costing not £300.000 as the ‘on the march officer’, had suggested but, £350.000 as MUN have since researched into the case and found the true amount spent on the Chief Constables personnel bathroom with gold taps to boot?

“PRESCRIBED 60 TABLETS WITHOUT SEEING THE PATIENT”

Suicidal patient took fatal overdose after GP ‘prescribed 60 tablets without seeing him’ Amy Glendinning June 17, 2011 A doctor prescribed 60 tablets to a suicidal patient without seeing him just two days before he used them to kill himself, an inquest heard. David Donohue, who suffered drug and alcohol addiction and depression, took all […]

“Boss talks about working in ‘challenging environments”

“Boss talks about working in ‘challenging environments”

Mental Health and Social Care Trust boss talks about working in ‘challenging environments’ Paul Taylor (Manchester Evening News) June 16, 2011   When the tragic case of Peter Thompson hit the headlines last week, Jackie Daniel had already spent more than a year grappling with the implications of a death which was, as a coroner […]

Profiting from mental ill-health There’s a reason psychiatrists prescribe drugs rather than talking therapy: the latter makes no money for pharmaceutical firms

Profiting from mental ill-health There’s a reason psychiatrists prescribe drugs rather than talking therapy: the latter makes  no money for pharmaceutical firms

  guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 15 March 2011 18.00 GMT Article history The New York Times recently led with a front-page splash about psychiatry’s propensity to prescribe pills, “Talk Doesn’t Pay, So Psychiatry Turns Instead to Drug Therapy”. That news is already widely known in the mental health field, but it has vast ramifications for Americans trying to […]

In the last act of indignity, hospital staff pulled his lifeless uncovered body across the floor in a fashion that his loving family described as like ‘dragging a dead animal’.

In the last act of indignity, hospital staff pulled his lifeless uncovered body across the floor in a fashion that his loving family described as like ‘dragging a dead animal’.

Today we publish two very different photographs. One showing a man who was happy before his mental illness and self-medication took over. This constant bad news has to stop; patients must be listened  to and dignity given to every human. Today Manchester Users Network will be writing to the government requesting that they now give […]

The sick left to perish by new UK benefit rules

The UK government is said to be considering removing the right of appeal for people denied social security benefits. The implications of this are horrific.

The sick left to perish by new UK benefit rules

  The UK government is said to be considering removing the right of appeal for people denied social security benefits. The implications of this are horrific. Thursday 12 May 2011 Tags: GOVERNMENT, BENEFITS, UK   It is a scenario we should all dread, for whatever your circumstances today, nobody can predict tomorrow. Rumours are rife […]

“Shalom”

“Shalom”

Manchester Users Network would very much like to wish its Jewish members a happy Shavuot. Manchester people who are familiar with the delightful book Almonds and Raisins by Maisie Mosco telling the true story of the Sandberg family. The story is set in North Manchester, and demonstrates how Jewish families within the North Manchester area […]

Coroner slams hospital over patient who died after being left lying on floor for 10 hours

Coroner slams hospital over patient who died after being left lying on floor for 10 hours

By: Pete Bainbridge (Manchester Evening News) Staff at Edale House mental health unit can be seen on CCTV moving Mr Thompson across the corridor outside Grafton ward where he was a voluntary patient. A coroner has ruled that the death of a mental health patient who was left slumped drunk in a hospital corridor was […]

Former Editor of The Independent on Sunday Janet Street-Porter Writes About Nurse Karen Reissman Being A Whistle-Blower In The NHS!

Former Editor of The Independent on Sunday Janet Street-Porter Writes About Nurse Karen Reissman Being A Whistle-Blower In The NHS!

Editor-At-Large: Whistle-blowers risk all while the chiefs do nothing   By:Janet Street-Porter Sunday, 5 June 2011 The fallout from the BBC’s Panorama shown last Monday about torture and bullying at Winterbourne View care home, was depressingly predictable. The public, medical experts, social commentators and politicians were shocked and upset. The images were reminiscent of the […]