Fewer than half of GPs have adequate training in mental health, new figures suggest.
Last updated: 01 November 2016, 00:10 GMT Print this story Fewer than half of GPs have adequate training in mental health, new figures suggest. Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the charity Mind shows that only 46% of trainee GPs have undertaken a training placement in a mental health setting. And once […]
Prime Minister David Cameron said: “For too long there hasn’t been enough focus on mental health care in this country meaning too many have had to suffer in silence.
By Lauren Applebey This week saw the publication of a long awaited report from the independent Mental Health Taskforce which commits to the biggest transformation of mental health care across the NHS in a generation, pledging to help more than a million extra people and investing more than a billion pounds a year by 2020/21. […]
The Government has ‘failed its duty of care’ to people with mental health problems, according to a senior figure in Mind charity.
The comments come after Conservative MP Priti Patel was last week condemned for claiming that there is no evidence to suggest that more people with mental health issues received cuts to their benefits than others.
Researchers are calling for volunteers to help with a study into cycling’s effect on mental health.
The University of Reading is looking into the benefits for older people who cycle regularly, and to that end is looking for volunteers over the age of 50 who would not describe themselves as regular cyclists.