“Scandalous” waits to get mental health patients access to treatment are letting down vulnerable people and wasting police resources, an MP said.
A Freedom of Information request by Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb found some patients detained by police faced long waits for doctors, beds or ambulances.
The Service Users Christmas Party will be held once again on
Thursday 14th December 2017 at Stanley Street Working Men’s Club Openshaw 7:30pm until 11 pm
New figures reveal that girls, young women and black people are more likely to be held down by staff on wards
Patients in mental health units were physically restrained by staff more than 80,000 times last year in Britain, including 10,000 who were held face down or given injections to subdue them, new NHS figures show.
By Ross HawkinsPolitical correspondent, BBC Radio 4 Today Police chiefs in England and Wales say they may be unlawfully detaining arrested people needing mental health care more than 2,000 times a year. Some people have been held in police cells for several days because there is no hospital bed for them, the National Police […]
There’s been a big increase in cases of abuse concerning Salford’s vulnerable and elderly people, rising from 492 referrals in 2015/16, to 731 in 2016/17, up by 33%.
The number of compulsory mental health treatments in Scotland has hit its highest level in at least 15 years, according to a watchdog report.
Mental health staff in the UK are working in a “powder keg” environment, as assaults by patients soar, a BBC investigation has revealed.
Figures obtained by 5 live Investigates show there were more than 42,000 reported attacks on staff in 2016-17 in the mental health trusts who responded.
New figures reveal half of CCGs plan to reduce proportion of their budgets spent on mental health
Cash-strapped Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England said they will reduce the proportion of their budgets spent on offering mental health support in 2017/18, despite previous commitments from Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that spending would increase.
Scientists have found that brain functions in young men and women are changed by long-term alcohol use, but that these changes are significantly different in men and women. This indicates not only that young people might be at increased risk of long-term harm from alcohol use, but also that the risks are probably different in men and in women, with men possibly more at risk. This work is presented today at the ECNP meeting in Paris.
Hundreds of desperately ill patients were sent almost 200 miles from Greater Manchester for 'out-of-area' placements.
Hundreds of desperately ill patients were sent almost 200 miles from Greater Manchester for ‘out-of-area’ placements.