Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMH&SCT) meeting at the “Service Users & Carers Forum held at Mechanics Institute in Manchester on the 28 Th April 2014 presented a draft document to the forum to be read and passed by that forum . The documents compiled by MMH&SCT Patients and Public Involvement (PPI) in Research Strategy referred to a *Service User* “Is defined as someone who is currently accessing mental health and/or social care services or who has used mental health and or social care service in the past three years (MMH&SCT service user strategy, 2010.
“They are in a police cell simply because they are unwell and the NHS either can’t or won’t take them in. It’s shameful. Worse – it’s scandalous.”
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 Secret Cuts: Part Six, How are those with mental health problems treated by Atos?
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 […]
Foreigners who visit Britain for more than six months will be made to pay at least £200 a year to use NHS services, under a set of proposals to be introduced tomorrow. The measures, to be announced by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and put out for consultation, aim to crackdown on the illegitimate use […]
“Karen has always been a champion of her clients.”
Karen Reissmann, community nurse and UNISON activist, was sacked by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust in 2007. She was sacked for speaking out about cuts and the effect of privatisation.
£175k Pennine Care NHS boss quits before probe into him is completed 17 Jun 2013 By: Dan Thompson John Archer, the chief executive of Pennine Care mental health trust, was absent from work for five months while the probe was carried out and quit before it concluded. A top NHS executive who earned £175,000 a […]
Nurses raise concerns about commissioners’ private company links 20 October, 2011 | By Crispin Dowler Nurses have raised concerns about a second group of GP commissioners in the north of England with links to a private company seeking to provide NHS services. Three members of the clinical commissioning group for County Durham and Darlington belong […]