Adult social care staff will move to an Integrated Care Organisation led by Salford Royal, aimed at reducing admissions by detecting problems early
By Neal Keeling Health care in Salford will be transformed from Friday with a pioneering new organisation. Nearly 450 adult social care staff from the council will transfer to an Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) led by Salford Royal Hospital .The move is being viewed nationally as ground-breaking. The aim is to reduce hospital admissions […]
The case raised important issues about the parity of esteem between mental and physical health services, the long-standing under funding of mental health services by the NHS, and the need to consider socio-economic inequality in access to and outcomes achieved by health services.
VICTORY AGAINST DECISION TO CUT MANCHESTER SPECIALIST MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES A High Court legal challenge by a service user represented by DPG has forced Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust and the three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups to withdraw their decisions to cut seven specialist mental health services in the area. The services, […]
By Dennis Moore The recent inquest into the death of 14-year-old Amy El-Keria has highlighted concerns about the safety of young people being treated in private mental health units operated by the Priory Group across the UK. The Priory Group is Britain’s largest private mental healthcare provider and receives millions of pounds a year […]
“While this funding is of course welcome, I urge health leaders to work with us here in Greater Manchester to drive forward lasting improvements to these vital services, ensuring local people get a fair share of this new investment.
NHS England has published its major transformation programme for mental health care and is promising up to £1bn a year of new funding by 2020/21. Jim Battle, Chairman of the Greater Manchester Mental Health Partnership Board, said: “This investment is long overdue. Mental health services have been at breaking point for far too long. “It […]
This week a woman so shy she could hardly use the phone forced health chiefs into an extraordinary climbdown. Here’s what happened
By: Jennifer Williams It is the ultimate David and Goliath story. On March 30 this year, the day – ironically – before the region’s health devolution deal came into legal effect, Manchester’s ailing mental health trust took a potentially catastrophic decision. Despite the combined protests from patients, staff, unions, councillors, MPs and an M.E.N. […]
A judicial review launched by patients has prompted health chiefs to back down over plans to axe eight services
BY: Jennifer Williams Crowds gather to protest the cuts earlier this year Manchester’s mental health chiefs have done a u-turn over proposed cuts – just months after driving them through in the face of uproar. A judicial review launched by a patient against Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and the city’s three […]
BY: MUN Reporter Manchester Deserves Better Mental Health Services Court Action against Manchester NHS Trust and 3 Clinical Commissioning Groups Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust has been instructed by court to stop any action to close 8 mental health services including discharging service users or proceeding with planned staff redundancies. The threatened services […]
The Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust and Manchester (3) Clinical Commissioning Groups are accused of failing in their duty to disabled and disadvantaged people in the city by the planned closures .
Outside Bench Mark Nell Lane, one of the services under threat of closure Press Release : Issued By Manchester Users’ Network: For Immediate Release: – In the Civil Justice Centre in Manchester. A Court action on Friday 24 Th June, 2016 prevented Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust from taking any further […]