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 Sue Learner, Editor It has been common knowledge for decades that people with learning disabilities and mental health problems are dying prematurely, yet a Government review has found hospitals are still not bothering to investigate these deaths. The report ‘Learning, candour and accountability’ commissioned by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and carried out by the […]
“MANCHESTER USERS’ NETWORK” Have your say on your Treatment & Care!! Meeting with the Invited Kirsty Mc Kennell and Sharron Haworth Inspectors Of Health and Social Care Services. Monday 28th November 2016, 1.30pm. Held in the Users’ Office, Park House Hospital. All Patients, (Sufferers from Mental illness) WELCOME.
In October, a jury inquest ruled that neglect contributed to the death of Mr Sparrowhawk, who drowned after an epileptic seizure at Slade House in Headington, Oxfordshire.
Southern Health “missed opportunities”, according to watchdog CREDIT: DOMINIC LIPINSKI BY:Henry Bodkin The interim chairman of a scandal-hit mental health trust that was criticised for not investigating hundreds of unexpected patient deaths has resigned after only four months. Tim Smart, who took over the heavily criticised Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust in May, […]
The only certainty is that current reporting of deaths is confused and incomplete. The NHS places nearly half of all its young psychiatric patients in private psychiatric units and these are not subject to FoI requests.
BBC Panorama By Peter Marshall A charity for bereaved families is demanding the government investigates the way deaths of young people in mental health units are recorded. Research by Inquest suggests at least nine young people have died in England as in-patients since 2010. Health Minister Alistair Burt told BBC Panorama he didn’t know the […]
Manchester’s mental health services have come up trumps after being ranked one of the best in the country by inpatients.
Results released by the Care Quality Commission reveal that the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust is one the country’s top performers in five key areas of patient care.
The Trust also received the highest marks in the country for how well staff listen to patient’s personal circumstances.