New figures reveal that girls, young women and black people are more likely to be held down by staff on wards
Patients in mental health units were physically restrained by staff more than 80,000 times last year in Britain, including 10,000 who were held face down or given injections to subdue them, new NHS figures show.
Article By: Charley Walker, News Editor Mental illnesses, from anxiety and depression to OCD and bipolar disorder, affect one in four of the British population regardless of age but older people are often overlooked when it comes to discussions of mental health and wellbeing. It is estimated that 85 per cent of the three […]
A report commissioned by NHS England suggested that hundreds of unexpected deaths at Southern Health were not investigated.
BY: Laura Donnelly, Health Editor Analysis suggests an “alarming” lack of investigation of some mental health deathsCREDIT: DOMINIC LIPINKSI Hundreds of patients who died while detained under the Mental Health Act may have been denied inquests, an investigation has found. All such deaths are supposed to be reported to a coroner so they can be […]
The authors of the new report argue that integrating physical and mental health care can both save the health service money and improve care for patients.
By PRESS ASSOCIATION More needs to be done to address the psychological problems associated with being ill, a new report states. Health officials also need to address the physical issues that come as a result of mental health problems, according to The King’s Fund. The authors of the new report argue that integrating physical and […]