Isabel Hardman Today’s warning from every former Health Secretary from the past 20 years about inadequate mental health provision raises a number of questions. The first is whether the government really is serious about its pledge to make parity of esteem between physical and mental health a priority. Mental health has become more of […]
UK Politics Every former health secretary from the past 20 years has voiced “alarm and dismay” at the government’s failure to improve mental health services. They urged Theresa May to honour David Cameron’s pledge that the NHS would treat mental health on a par with physical health. They warn that “warm words” are yet to […]
Prof Kendall said trying to stop the practice sent an important signal about “humanising and ethicising and professionalising” mental health services in England.
By Alison Holt & Callum May Victoria Derbyshire programme Face-down restraint can restrict people’s breathing Face-down physical restraint is still being used in mental health wards in England, despite the government and the NHS saying it should stop. Its use, which can restrict a patient’s breathing, dropped only slightly over the two years following new […]
As CCGs struggle to meet waiting time standards in physical health, something has to give and so mental health funding is trimmed in each area.
Norman Lamb Lib Dem MP for North Norfolk and former health minister When it comes to mental health, there can be no doubting the evidence of a discrimination at the heart of our NHS. Even though one in four of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives, people […]