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.
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.
A report commissioned by NHS England suggested that hundreds of unexpected deaths at Southern Health were not investigated.
BY: Laura Donnelly, Health Editor Analysis suggests an “alarming” lack of investigation of some mental health deathsCREDIT: DOMINIC LIPINKSI Hundreds of patients who died while detained under the Mental Health Act may have been denied inquests, an investigation has found. All such deaths are supposed to be reported to a coroner so they can be […]
The state of mental health services for children in the UK is "alarming", a UN committee has told Government officials.
The state of mental health services for children in the UK is “alarming”, a UN committee has told Government officials. Waiting lists are too long, leading to an unacceptable situation, a member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child said as she questioned UK representatives in Geneva. Olga Khazova of Russia hit out […]
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 […]
The average wait was 182 days in Manchester but about 20 days in Dorset, Dudley and north-east London.
Average waiting times for mental health treatment for eating disorders in England can vary from 20 days to 180 depending on the trust, figures show. Data from 41 of the 55 mental health trusts collected by BBC Breakfast also found that 1,576 people have waited 18 weeks to see a specialist since 2012, […]
The authors of the new report argue that integrating physical and mental health care can both save the health service money and improve care for patients.
By PRESS ASSOCIATION More needs to be done to address the psychological problems associated with being ill, a new report states. Health officials also need to address the physical issues that come as a result of mental health problems, according to The King’s Fund. The authors of the new report argue that integrating physical and […]