Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis

Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter. Doctors have confirmed a diagnosis made more than 200 years ago by one of medicine’s most influential surgeons. John Hunter had diagnosed a patient in 1786 with a “tumour as hard as bone”. Royal Marsden Hospital doctors analysed patient samples and case notes, which were preserved at the […]

THE CHRISTIE FACING £7.5M CUTS AS CANCER PATIENT MADE TO WAIT FOR BED

THE CHRISTIE FACING £7.5M CUTS AS CANCER PATIENT MADE TO WAIT FOR BED

By Salford Star   NO ROOM AT THE HOSPITAL !   “Is that what we’re being reduced to? Just die quietly and don’t make a fuss? No!” Jean from Langworthy On Saturday there is a `No room at the hospital’ rally in Manchester against NHS cutbacks in Greater Manchester. In the run-up, the Salford Star presents […]

Councils spending ‘close to nothing’ on mental health initiatives

Councils spending ‘close to nothing’ on mental health initiatives

Local authorities are spending less than 1% of their public health budget on mental health services, new data has revealed today. A freedom of information request by Mind found that the amount allocated by councils to prevent mental health problems has fallen for the last three years, from 1.4% to 0.9%. The mental health charity […]

Trial Begins to Improve Mental Health Services in Alabama Prisons

Mental health services in Alabama prisons are provided by a private contractor called MHM Correctional Services. According to the suit the company fails to provide adequate numbers of psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health providers.

Trial Begins to Improve Mental Health Services in Alabama Prisons

By: ideasintoaction Inmates in a dorm at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Alabama   A trial has begun in Alabama regarding inadequate mental health services to inmates. The class action suit was originally filed in 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama alleging that the treatment of inmates with physical and mental disabilities […]

WAS 2016 A TIPPING POINT FOR MENTAL HEALTH?

THE DEBRIEF: WE ARE BEING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS, BUT DOES THAT MEAN WE’RE ANY BETTER AT SUPPORTING THOSE WHO NEED HELP?

WAS 2016 A TIPPING POINT FOR MENTAL HEALTH?

ILLUSTRATION BY MARINA ESMERALDO Sarah Graham | Contributing Writer   Wow, 2016. What a year you have been. Between the collective mourning of more beloved celebrities than we can bear to count, and some frankly terrifying political shifts, it’s been a real emotional rollercoaster. As a society our collective emotional health has been rocked by […]

Nine ex-health secretaries ‘dismayed’ at mental health services

Nine ex-health secretaries ‘dismayed’ at mental health services

UK Politics Every former health secretary from the past 20 years has voiced “alarm and dismay” at the government’s failure to improve mental health services. They urged Theresa May to honour David Cameron’s pledge that the NHS would treat mental health on a par with physical health. They warn that “warm words” are yet to […]

PM unveils package designed to prevent homelessness

"As a first step towards this change, I'm announcing a new £40 million package to both prevent and tackle the causes of homelessness.

PM unveils package designed to prevent homelessness

  Theresa May has announced a £40 million package designed to prevent homelessness by intervening to help individuals and families before they end up on the streets. The Prime Minister said that the move was a first step in a policy shift moving the focus away from dealing with the consequences of homelessness and putting […]

Mental health budgets ‘still being cut despite pledge’

Neil Jewell, who had schizophrenia, died after failings in his care, accepted by the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) looking after him.

Mental health budgets ‘still being cut despite pledge’

By Sophie Hutchinson  BBC News:Image caption Neil Jewell died after being unable to access the care he needed   Mental health trusts in England are still having their budgets cut, despite government assurances they would be funded on a par with physical healthcare, figures suggest. Analysis by the King’s Fund think tank, seen by the BBC, […]

Plymouth GP Dr Richard Ayres Is A True Physician of Medicine A True Hero of Social Medicine

Plymouth GP prescribes nutritional drinks to patients who can't afford food

Plymouth GP Dr Richard Ayres Is A True Physician of Medicine A True Hero of Social Medicine

By: ALEX WOOD Follow on  Twitter @MrAlexWood Dr Richard Ayres has started prescribing nutritional drinks to his patients at the Cumberland Surgery   A Plymouth GP has resorted to prescribing nutritional drinks to his patients as “more and more” struggle to pay for food. Dr Richard Ayres, who works at the Cumberland Surgery in Devonport, […]

Chief executive of Manchester’s crisis hit mental health trust lands new job – at an even bigger trust

Ms Moran had been chief executive at the trust for four years, during a period in which it struggled with major financial challenges

Chief executive of Manchester’s crisis hit mental health trust lands new job – at an even bigger trust

BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS   Michele Moran   The chief executive of Manchester’s crisis-hit mental health trust has got a new job heading up an even bigger NHS trust. Michele Moran, under whose leadership Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust has been scrapped and taken over by another organisation amid financial disarray, is being seconded […]