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.
John Byron has been under the care of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust for nine years, and now they've decided they can do no more for him
BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS Mental health patient John Byron A severely depressed mental health campaigner has been abruptly discharged from care after nearly a decade – and told there is nothing else that can be done for him. John Byron, 49, has long been under the care of Manchester’s community mental health team to help […]
Paul Reed, Chair, Manchester Users Network: invited to speak at seminar in Central Manchester on implementation issues for £6bn devolved health and social care budget to Greater Manchester.
On FRIDAY, 26TH FEBRUARY 2016 At: RENAISSANCE MARRIOTT, BLACKFRIARS STREET, MANCHESTER M3 2EQ THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED:- Guest of Honour: Warren Heppolette, Strategic Director, Health and Social Care Reform Greater Manchester Please note that this seminar will take place in Central Manchester. Delegates at this conference will assess implementation issues for the £6bn devolved […]
Manchester Users Network's chair Paul Reed is interviewed by Andy Crane Radio Manchester GMR
Manchester Users Network’s chair Paul Reed is interviewed by Andy Crane about the work capability assessment as part of the new Employment and support allowance (ESA). Listen Below [audio:https://www.manchesterusersnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/BBC-Radio-Manchester-WCA.mp3|titles=BBC Radio Manchester – ESA and WCA – Benefit reform]
The Conservative Party in Manchester has a very limited membership. We find ourselves running the affairs of four constituencies, with only a handful of those members actually willing to devote their time to the 2015 campaign in four parliamentary constituencies, in addition to running 27 local government candidates for Manchester City Council and two candidates running for Salford City Council.
Our chairman, Nick Savage, runs the master control panel between his full-time duties training as a medical doctor, and preparing for his end-of-year exams. Peter Schofield, the backbone of Manchester Conservatives, who has been working in the party for over fifty years, complains than Nick sends too many emails, but what else can he do when the powers-that-be in the higher echelons of the party keep asking Nick for updates? I imagine Nick arriving home late at night, sitting in his chair and petting his white cat, like Max Von Sydow as Ernst Blofeld in the James Bond film Thunderball, saying, “Number 2, what have you got to report from Withington Constituency?”