In a move that could have important ramifications for health and social care services across the UK, the New Year will see the creation of the first merged health and social care organisation.
By : Mark Gould In a move that could have important ramifications for health and social care services across the UK, the New Year will see the creation of the first merged health and social care organisation. From January 1st, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS […]
NHS Improvement (NHSI) has now approved the proposed merger between the financially struggling Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT) and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS FT (GMWMHFT), with the merger to take effect in the New Year. The pair will join together to form a new single trust, Greater Manchester Mental […]
"All I want to know is why we weren’t given more help when we needed it"
BY: CHARLOTTE DOBSON Macauley Moran As a child Macauley Moran had dreams of boxing for England. A charismatic boy with a fierce talent, the Withington youngster was tipped as one of Manchester’s rising boxing stars. But outside of the ring, Macauley was fighting a darker battle. From a young age he was plagued by extreme […]
Decisions that have no mandate or support from professional health workers or those who represent them including Unison’s Manchester Community and Mental Health Branch and Trade Unionist from all parts of the region.
Manchester Town Hall (photo) By: Paul Reed. Anyone who has anything to do with the care of people who suffer from a mental health illness, including ‘Dual Diagnosis Service’ should aim to read the following : Manchester City Council Mental Health Services consultation report, as reported below and at the following link: Here . […]
So why, in one of the richest countries in the world, do we still have a problem with homelessness, and what can we do about it?
By: CONRAD BOWER Walking around the city streets of the UK, it is impossible to miss the growing levels of homelessness. Ever more homeless people appear, asking for change or sheltering in doorways: asleep, unconscious or worse? It’s hard for passers-by to tell, and few are willing to check. It is often the most vulnerable […]
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 […]
“With an ever decreasing workforce and ever increasing pressure, our members are struggling to cope across all services. We find it inexplicable that Manchester City Council can find this level of funds to address senior officers pay.”
Manchester City Council has defended proposed pay rises for its senior managers despite accusations that the above-inflation increases come at a time of “savage cuts”. The council proposed that the changes to the Strategic Management Team (SMT) pay, which would cost just over £50,000, were due to role changes to support key priorities. The above-inflation […]
The case raised important issues about the parity of esteem between mental and physical health services, the long-standing under funding of mental health services by the NHS, and the need to consider socio-economic inequality in access to and outcomes achieved by health services.
VICTORY AGAINST DECISION TO CUT MANCHESTER SPECIALIST MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES A High Court legal challenge by a service user represented by DPG has forced Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust and the three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups to withdraw their decisions to cut seven specialist mental health services in the area. The services, […]
This week a woman so shy she could hardly use the phone forced health chiefs into an extraordinary climbdown. Here’s what happened
By: Jennifer Williams It is the ultimate David and Goliath story. On March 30 this year, the day – ironically – before the region’s health devolution deal came into legal effect, Manchester’s ailing mental health trust took a potentially catastrophic decision. Despite the combined protests from patients, staff, unions, councillors, MPs and an M.E.N. […]
A judicial review launched by patients has prompted health chiefs to back down over plans to axe eight services
BY: Jennifer Williams Crowds gather to protest the cuts earlier this year Manchester’s mental health chiefs have done a u-turn over proposed cuts – just months after driving them through in the face of uproar. A judicial review launched by a patient against Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and the city’s three […]