Shocking figures show how the Tories are destroying mental health services

Budget cuts to mental health services are deadly, and are driving people to the edge.

Shocking figures show how the Tories are destroying mental health services

BY:SAM WOOLFE   HEALTH,   UK   The latest figures show that the number of mental health nurses has dropped by 15% since the Conservatives came to power in 2010. Royal College of Nursing (RCN) chief executive Janet Davies said: These numbers make it very clear why so many mental health patients are simply not getting the care they […]

Number of NHS mental health nurses has fallen by 15% under Tories

Since Conservatives came to power in 2010, number of specialist nurses has fallen from 45,384 to 38,774

Number of NHS mental health nurses has fallen by 15% under Tories

  Denis Campbell Health policy editor The Royal College of Nursing claims the figures proved ministerial pledges of recent years were not being delivered. Photograph: UIG via Getty Images   The number of mental health nurses working in the NHS has dropped by almost a sixth since the Conservatives came to power in 2010, figures […]

NHS child mental health money ‘missing’ despite investment

Some mental health trusts in England have seen "no significant investment" in psychiatric services for children despite government plans to overhaul provision, say experts.

NHS child mental health money ‘missing’ despite investment

By Michael Buchanan     Last summer ministers said they would invest an additional £143m in the services this financial year. The Mental Health Network suspects the funding has been used to support other NHS services. NHS England says it can show where the money has been allocated. The additional funding was part of a […]