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.
The total number of cases of under-18s reporting to NHS Accident and Emergency units with 'psychiatric conditions' – and having to wait more than the Government’s target of four hours - has nearly trebled since David Cameron came to power in 2010.
By Paul Waugh The number of children with mental health problems forced to spend long hours in A&E has soared under the Tory-led Government, new figures reveal. The total number of cases of under-18s reporting to NHS Accident and Emergency units with ‘psychiatric conditions’ – and having to wait more than the Government’s target of […]