The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has denied there is any dishonesty among the healthcare professionals who carry out its benefits assessments, even though Disability News Service (DNS) has now collected 100 cases where such allegations have been made.
By: Ellen Coyne Eight of the 14 acute mental health beds covering Waterford and Wexford will be closed because of serious concerns that the service is unsafe for more than six people. The mental health unit at University Hospital Waterford was almost shut down because of a failure to comply with basic standards of […]
Formal complaints about mental health services in England jumped from 9,180 in 2010/11 to 14,103 in 2015/16, according to an analysis of NHS Digital data conducted by Labour’s Luciana Berger. This represents a 54% rise in complaints in just five years. Ms Berger, who is the president of Labour’s Campaign for Mental Health, […]
Bishop Richard Moth has called on government to redouble its efforts on prison reform following today’s report from the
Ministry of Justice stating that suicides in prisons across England and Wales reached their highest ever number last year.
A mother whose son killed himself after being told he would have to wait three months for ‘life-saving’ psychotherapy has urged the government to pump more cash into hard-hit services – or risk losing more vulnerable young people.