The core ideal of the NHS, that makes it so beloved by British people, is its promise of healthcare free for all. That promise has now become incompatible with the reality of austerity.
By 2020, the NHS will require an extra £30bn just to keep services at their present level. This strangulation of funds has seen the NHS Mental Health Trusts lose £253m, 2.3 per cent of their funding. These cuts translate into a dramatic loss of vital support for those with mental health conditions
“Zero User Engagement.” Questions to the Chair of the Board of North Manchester CCG, Today Wednesday 11th June 2014, 2.00PM !
Note: – Some questions would normally be for the service provider (Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust) to answer, but we are being continually ignored and the Service Users have described this as “Zero User Engagement.”
1] Could the CCG implement User monitoring Groups assessing the quality of services with benchmark standards, which would produce value for money, Quality Services meeting patient’s needs, and would give the CCG a better idea of what services to commission?
The Con-Dem government have outsourced the assessment of disabled people for eligibility for benefits to the private IT company Atos Origin in order to shift disabled people onto the much harsher regime of Jobseekers Allowance and distance themselves from responsibility for what happens to disabled people as a result. Their assessments are degrading, stressful and unfair. Many of the people they find “fit to work” simply are not; in 2010, over 1300 people died soon after being kicked off disability benefits due to an Atos assessment. This number is rising.
UN official Raquel Rolnik is looking for your personal stories about the Work Capability Assessment (WCA). Ms Rolnik has already produced a statement on the bedroom tax, recommending that it be suspended immediately. She now wants to examine all of the recent welfare changes and welcomed personal stories about the WCA and how it is […]
The Next patient meeting will be at 1:30pm prompt Wednesday 14 Th August, 2013 Manchester Users Network (MUN) will meet on Wednesday 14 Th August, 2013 at the offices of MUN. As part of “It Is Time To Be Heard” campaign. It will be an occasion to allow feedback from this campaign. A published agenda […]
Bedroom Tax: Man yells ‘I’m sick of this s**t’ before cutting throat in horrifying benefits office protest 26 Jul 2013 12:40 Witnesses say the middle-aged man sliced his throat from ear-to-ear with a knife as he spoke to an adviser A Bedroom Tax victim yelled “I’m sick of all this s**t” before cutting his throat […]
Inspectors found life-saving equipment was kept locked away on a mental health unit.
Newly-designed wards at Park House, in Crumpsall, were judged below standard and unsuitable, an inspection by the Care Quality Commission found.
Care Quality Commission inspectors found defibrillators were locked away – meaning someone suffering a heart-attack could die before a staff member with the key was found.