Sir Gerald dedicated his life to serving those who he believed would benefit most from a Labour government andLabour values in action. He believed that policy and principle without power were simply not enough to deliver the better life that he fought for on behalf of his constituents for almost 50 years.
Theresa May is set to use her first major speech of 2017 to announce extra help for young people with mental health problems.
Written by: John Ashmore The Times reports that Mrs May will use an address on Monday to try to shift the focus away from Brexit and on to other policy areas. While she has committed to outlining her “vision” for Britain’s post-Brexit future, the Prime Minister is also apparently keen for her premiership […]
This licensed medicine, called Sativex, is a mouth spray and contains two chemical extracts (THC and CBD) derived from the cannabis plant.
By Michelle Roberts Taking cannabis for medical reasons should be made legal, says a cross-party group of UK politicians. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform says there is clear evidence cannabis could have a therapeutic role for some conditions, including chronic pain and anxiety. It says tens of thousands of people […]
The UK is launching a major effort to keep those with mental health issues out of jail cells.
BY DAN TAYLOR LEAVE A COMMENT The federal government in the United States has slashed mental health funding by about 40 percent between 2004 and 2014, and the mental health crisis continues to worsen worldwide, but the UK government is taking a big step to combat it. A new UK government scheme would involve spending £15 […]
AROUND-the-clock mental health care will be provided at all accident and emergency departments within the next five years.
In the NHS mandate between the Government and NHS England, which sets out the ambitions for the health service, it states that access to crisis services for an individual must be “at all times as accessible, responsive and as high quality as other health emergency services”.
This includes ensuring the provision of adequate liaison psychiatry services in emergency departments.
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has been criticized after it was revealed £50 million was cut from the children’s mental health budget – more than 6 percent in real terms – since 2010 when the Conservative-led coalition came to power.
According to government figures, the coalition spent £717 million on mental health from 2012 to 2013, compared to £766 million spent under the Labour government from 2009 to 2010.
“Welfare suicides don’t exist. Suicide is a mental health issue.” That line, by the former Labour official Luke Bozier, pretty much sums up the standard rightwing response to the website Calum’s List. According to its founders, the aim of Calum’s List is “to list the number of deaths where welfare reform has alleged to have had some culpability, and to make the best effort possible to work towards reducing this death toll.” Bozier’s Twitter comments were a gloss on blogposts by The Spectator’s Isabel Hardman and the Telegraph’s Brendan O’Neill.