Unlawfully held mental health patients !

Unlawfully held mental health patients !

Mental patients ‘unlawfully held’ Wednesday, 30 January 2013 One in every 25 mentally ill patients who have been sectioned have “irregularities” in their records which could mean they are being unlawfully detained, the health watchdog said. Of 4,500 patient records checked by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) between 2011 and 2012, 4% contained mistakes which […]

Service Users Meeting For Last Wednesday Of January 2013!

Service Users Meeting For Last Wednesday Of January 2013!

MANCHESTER USERS NETWORK Service Users Meeting For Last Wednesday Of January 2013 AGENDA Wednesday 30thJanuary 2013, in the Users’ Office. 1.30pm Prompt 1] Minutes. 2] Swipe Cards for in-patients? 3] Work Capability Assessment. 4] Community Services. 5] GPs and Emergency Services. 6] News & Feedback. 7] AOB. Please speak one at a time! Have a […]

“People with mental health problems become so unwell that they need to be detained against their will.”

“People with mental health problems become so unwell that they need to be detained against their will.”

Our risk averse mental health system is wasting money and harming recovery Some people need to be detained, but they shouldn’t be held for months longer than necessary. It’s a sad but avoidable fact that sometimes, people with mental health problems become so unwell that they need to be detained against their will. It should […]

“struggling to plug a £5.8 million overspend in its Adults Services budget “

“struggling to plug a £5.8 million overspend in its Adults Services budget “

Care in crisis as council awaits more cuts Article published:December 2012 Cuts have left Manchester City Council struggling to plug a £5.8 million overspend in its Adults Services budget as needs rise across the city. Costs are surging due to a rise in the number of people who need care for learning disabilities, a report […]

Two men bailed following deaths

Two men bailed following deaths

Two men bailed following deaths of two men, from taking potentially contaminated drugs By: Paul Reed. Two men arrested after two men died from taking potentially contaminated drugs in Wigan have been bailed. On Monday 21 January 2013, police were called to Wigan Infirmary following the death of a 28-year-old man. He was admitted to […]

Manchester Legal Highs Warning

Manchester Legal Highs Warning

Legal Highs Warning in Manchester By Matt Mears Young people in Greater Manchester are being warned about the dangers of taking legal highs, just a day after police revealed two deaths in Wigan could be down to contaminated Ecstasy. Health experts in Manchester have told Capital the lack of information about the effects of the […]

Rising Suicides Linked To Recession !

Rising Suicides Linked To Recession !

RECESSION LINKED TO RISING SUICIDES Sunday January 20, 2013 By Lucy Johnston A SURGE in suicides and the number of people seeking help for depression has been linked to the recession, rising unemployment and biting austerity measures, a Sunday Express investigation reveals today. The economic downturn may already have driven more than 1,000 people to […]

Body Found In Bridgewater Canal

Body Found In Bridgewater Canal

Police searching for missing Indian student Souvik Pal find body in Bridgewater Canal Alice McKeegan January 22, 2013 Police searching for missing Indian student Souvik Pal have found a body in water in Old Trafford. Specialist officers made the discovery in the Bridgewater Canal at around 2pm today. Formal identification is not due to take […]

“HOSPITALS have been warned to step up their efforts to tackle a deadly superbug” !

“HOSPITALS have been warned to step up their efforts to tackle a deadly superbug” !

Hospitals warned as superbug cases rise By KATE FOSTER Published on Sunday 20 January 2013 00:00 HOSPITALS have been warned to step up their efforts to tackle a deadly superbug after new figures showed cases are on the rise again. Scotland’s chief nursing officer has written to health boards warning them to be “vigilant” against […]

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