In a move that could have important ramifications for health and social care services across the UK, the New Year will see the creation of the first merged health and social care organisation.
By : Mark Gould In a move that could have important ramifications for health and social care services across the UK, the New Year will see the creation of the first merged health and social care organisation. From January 1st, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS […]
NHS Improvement (NHSI) has now approved the proposed merger between the financially struggling Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT) and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS FT (GMWMHFT), with the merger to take effect in the New Year. The pair will join together to form a new single trust, Greater Manchester Mental […]
"The phrase 'lessons learned' is used too much - it has to start to mean something", says sister.
BY CHARLOTTE COX Nicky Sullivan The family of a patient who died after the ‘gross failings’ of an A&E unit have slammed the hospital trust who let him down. A coroner ruled today that Nicky Sullivan, 44, from Harpurhey, had suffered from ‘serious and significant failings’ after waiting 80 minutes at North Manchester General Hospital […]
“With an ever decreasing workforce and ever increasing pressure, our members are struggling to cope across all services. We find it inexplicable that Manchester City Council can find this level of funds to address senior officers pay.”
Manchester City Council has defended proposed pay rises for its senior managers despite accusations that the above-inflation increases come at a time of “savage cuts”. The council proposed that the changes to the Strategic Management Team (SMT) pay, which would cost just over £50,000, were due to role changes to support key priorities. The above-inflation […]
Ms Moran had been chief executive at the trust for four years, during a period in which it struggled with major financial challenges
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 […]
John Byron has been under the care of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust for nine years, and now they've decided they can do no more for him
BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS Mental health patient John Byron A severely depressed mental health campaigner has been abruptly discharged from care after nearly a decade – and told there is nothing else that can be done for him. John Byron, 49, has long been under the care of Manchester’s community mental health team to help […]
Update on actions so far presentation of petition to Manchester CCG in January responds to MMHSCT consultation (UNISON Manchester Community and Mental Health branch and Greater Manchester Keep Our NHS Public)
Manchester deserves better mental health services Campaign meeting: Chorlton Health Centre, 1 Nicolas Road, Chorlton, M21 9NJ (SATNAV M21 9NJ) In Conference Room upstairs (there is a keypad on door at bottom of stairs – please ring Caroline Bedale on 07960 988596 if there is no-one at that door to let you in) Monday […]
Thursday 25th February 2016, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Against A Dysfunctional Mental Health Care System (All Welcome) "MUN Keeping The Service User's In Mind” Guest Shadow minister for mental health - Luciana Berger & Ivan Lewis MP Considering to Challenge for Mayor of Greater Manchester
Thursday 25th February 2016, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Mental Health Dysfunctional Care System Meeting Will Be Chaired by Sarah Yiannoullou Managing Director, of the National Survivors Users Network (NSUN) MUN is a Member. Dysfunctional Mental Health Care System. Upsurge in deaths of the Mentally ill ! Patients left to their own devices. Views of Service Users ignored (patients). Managers […]
Special report By: Manchester Evening News Journalist Jennifer Williams: We went to find what it's really like living with mental health issues in Manchester and found services are at crisis point
BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS Mental health patient John Byron Nothing about John Byron says ‘sometimes I very nearly kill myself’. But every now and then when life becomes too much, he ends up ‘curled up on the floor screaming and shouting’ on the brink of harming himself. When this happens John, aged 49 and a chronic […]
A further well-established fact is that in austere times, health commissioners tend to raid mental health budgets to plug the growing deficits in the acute hospital sector.
by Dr KailashChand In austere times, health commissioners tend to raid mental health budgets to plug the growing deficits in the acute hospital sector Mental health services form a crucial part of the NHS, and yet they have always been the poor relation in the health service. The Independent Mental Health Services Alliance has […]