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.
People with mental health issues from Greater Manchester have been put in care up to 180 miles away as pressure on services mounts, the M.E.N. can reveal.
NHS figures show five patients from the region were placed between 125 and 185 miles away as of December by Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust.
MANCHESTER USERS’ NETWORK MEETING. WEDNESDAY, 19th October 2016. 1.30.pm. AT HARPURHEY WELLBEING CENTRE. ROOM 10. * Future of Harpurhey Wellbeing Centre. * GMW Mental Health Foundation Trust. *Steping down ill long – term patients! ALL MENTAL HEALTH USERS’. WELCOME! Information, Tel Alan, (0161) 492 0790. […]
A survey has been launched after a national report revealed 86pc of adults aren't happy with treatment
Bosses of Manchester’s mental health crisis care are appealing for people who have experience of their service to help them make important improvements. National research suggests more than 80 per cent of people who use crisis care are unhappy with their treatment. Manchester Mental Health Charter Alliance (MMHCA) say changes are urgently needed and they […]
Some mental health trusts in England have seen "no significant investment" in psychiatric services for children despite government plans to overhaul provision, say experts.
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 […]
The town hall is holding a one-off hearing today to discuss the state of our mental health services, after it emerged the city's crisis-hit provider was being scrapped
By: BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS This afternoon councillors, NHS officials, patients and voluntary groups are gathering at Manchester town hall to discuss the state of our city’s mental health services. The one-off inquiry was ordered late last year , after it emerged Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust was on the brink of financial collapse – and planning […]