Salford to lead the way with ground-breaking health care organisation

Adult social care staff will move to an Integrated Care Organisation led by Salford Royal, aimed at reducing admissions by detecting problems early

Salford to lead the way with ground-breaking health care organisation

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 […]

Victory In the Courts Against Decision To Cut Essencial Manchester Mental Health Services

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 In the Courts Against Decision To Cut Essencial Manchester Mental 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, […]

Youth deaths highlight growth of UK private mental health services

Youth deaths highlight growth of UK private mental health 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 […]

Investment in mental health is long overdue, says chairman of Mental Health Partnership Board

“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.

Investment in mental health is long overdue, says chairman of Mental Health Partnership Board

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 […]

The story of how one vulnerable patient took on mental health cuts – and won

This week a woman so shy she could hardly use the phone forced health chiefs into an extraordinary climbdown. Here’s what happened

The story of how one vulnerable patient took on mental health cuts – and won

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. […]

Plan to cut £1.5m worth of mental health services is axed in extraordinary u-turn

A judicial review launched by patients has prompted health chiefs to back down over plans to axe eight services

Plan to cut £1.5m worth of mental health services is axed in extraordinary u-turn

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 […]

Appearing In Court : Manchester 3 Clinical Commissioning Groups & Mental Health Trust

Appearing In Court : Manchester 3 Clinical Commissioning Groups & Mental Health Trust

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 […]

Manchester CCG’s & Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust To Appear in Court

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 .

Manchester CCG’s & Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust To Appear in Court

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 […]

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