Our NHS is in early stage terminal decline

Our NHS is in early stage terminal decline
The NHS is in dire financial straits and this is beginning to undermine the health of our nation. Social care is at the heart of the problem we are facing in the NHS. Queues in A&E, delays in discharge, the lack of community services and joined-up care are due to the savage cuts in social care. NHS funding has dropped to only 7% of our national GDP – a level not seen since 2008.

Why are personal budgets not used more in mental health?

People with mental health problems are less likely than other eligible groups to use personal budgets, which give them direct control over selecting and paying for their own support. But when they do have them, the money is spent in imaginative ways. People tend to select things like gym sessions to manage their health, IT to build social networks and sleep-in support to alleviate mental health problems like paranoia. So why has personalisation not really taken off in mental health?

Britain’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) awards Contract to USA Contractor !

Britain’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been
(Reuters) – Britain is set to pick U.S. group Maximus Inc over UK-based Interserve Plc for a contract worth around 500 million pounds to assess whether benefits claimants are fit to work, a source with knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

Britain’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been searching for a service provider for months after French incumbent Atos SE reached a financial settlement in March to quit the contract earlier than scheduled next year.