Scandal of the mental health patients being sent more than 125 miles away for care

“We recognise that this is not ideal."

Scandal of the mental health patients being sent more than 125 miles away for care

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.

SALFORD MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP THAT FOUGHT MAYOR NOW RECEIVES COUNCIL VISIT

SALFORD MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP THAT FOUGHT MAYOR NOW RECEIVES COUNCIL VISIT

Five years ago the United Service Users Committee, or USUC, fought a massive campaign against cuts to mental health wellbeing drop-ins by Salford City Council and the former City Mayor, Ian Stewart.

A guide to writing your first mental health tribunal report

What are social circumstances reports and how should you go about completing one? A mental health social worker offers advice

A guide to writing your first mental health tribunal report

What are social circumstances reports and how should you go about completing one? A mental health social worker offers advice

The Mental Patients Union, 1973

The Mental Patients Union, 1973

The Mental Patients Union (MPU), in the early 1970s, could probably be seen as the first service user involvement movement. Founder member Andrew Roberts described the Union’s genesis:

The OxyContin Cartel: Billionaire Family 16th Richest in the U.S.

The Sackler family have profited handsomely from the highly addictive painkiller, according to Forbes.

The OxyContin Cartel: Billionaire Family 16th Richest in the U.S.

The Sackler family have profited handsomely from the highly addictive painkiller, according to Forbes.

Number of mental health patients treated hundreds of miles from home hits new high

Doctors warn of growing crisis that risks patient safety after huge cuts to specialist mental heath beds

Number of mental health patients treated hundreds of miles from home hits new high

Doctors warn of growing crisis that risks patient safety after huge cuts to specialist mental heath beds

Children in UK mental health hospitals ‘not improving’, parents say

Survey finds 54% of parents with children in mental health hospitals say they have not improved and 24% say they are worse

Children in UK mental health hospitals ‘not improving’, parents say

More than half of parents with children in mental health hospitals do not feel their condition has improved as a result of treatment, while nearly a quarter say it has actually deteriorated, according to a survey.

Britain’s prison suicide crisis: ‘There’s no political will. Dead prisoners do not win votes’

Almost 10 prisoners a month kill themselves in UK jails, with much of the blame placed on neglect and costcutting. That is what led to the death of Dean Saunders, according to his family – and a jury has agreed

Britain’s prison suicide crisis: ‘There’s no political will. Dead prisoners do not win votes’

Almost 10 prisoners a month kill themselves in UK jails, with much of the blame placed on neglect and costcutting. That is what led to the death of Dean Saunders, according to his family – and a jury has agreed

Post-War Screening of Soldiers for Mental Health Issues ‘Ineffective’ – Report

Post-War Screening of Soldiers for Mental Health Issues ‘Ineffective’ – Report

United Kingdom (Sputnik) – Screening soldiers returning from war zones for mental health issues – such as depression, excessive alcohol consumption or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – is ineffective and may even exacerbate the situation, according to new research.

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