Government accused of ’empty promises’ on mental health as NHS plans to slash funding

New figures reveal half of CCGs plan to reduce proportion of their budgets spent on mental health

Government accused of ’empty promises’ on mental health as NHS plans to slash funding

Cash-strapped Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England said they will reduce the proportion of their budgets spent on offering mental health support in 2017/18, despite previous commitments from Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that spending would increase.

Mental health patients are being treated hundreds of miles away – due to a lack of beds in Manchester

Hundreds of desperately ill patients were sent almost 200 miles from Greater Manchester for 'out-of-area' placements.

Mental health patients are being treated hundreds of miles away – due to a lack of beds in Manchester

Hundreds of desperately ill patients were sent almost 200 miles from Greater Manchester for ‘out-of-area’ placements.

Who pays the penalty when mental health services fail?

Moira Tombs will be speaking at Community Care Live London in September about how the mental health system let her down. Her shocking story will make you re-evaluate what you know about safeguarding

Who pays the penalty when mental health services fail?

I have personal experience of being the subject of a safeguarding alert. My story highlights why the six guiding principles of safeguarding (empowerment, prevention, proportionality, protection, partnership and accountability) matter and how failing to put them into practice can be so costly.

Scandal of the mental health patients being sent more than 125 miles away for care

“We recognise that this is not ideal."

Scandal of the mental health patients being sent more than 125 miles away for care

People with mental health issues from Greater Manchester have been put in care up to 180 miles away as pressure on services mounts, the M.E.N. can reveal.
NHS figures show five patients from the region were placed between 125 and 185 miles away as of December by Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust.

Tories Ready To Decimate NHS

When local NHS bosses and councils are bullied and bribed into compliance the writing is on the wall for the rest of us – organise and defend the NHS, says JOHN LISTER

Tories Ready To Decimate NHS

When local NHS bosses and councils are bullied and bribed into compliance the writing is on the wall for the rest of us – organise and defend the NHS, says JOHN LISTER

The Mental Patients Union, 1973

The Mental Patients Union, 1973

The Mental Patients Union (MPU), in the early 1970s, could probably be seen as the first service user involvement movement. Founder member Andrew Roberts described the Union’s genesis:

Mental health scheme for pupils is rolled out to schools across Sheffield

An initiative aimed at tackling the growing number of pupils who suffer from mental health problems is being rolled out to 40 schools across a Yorkshire city.

Mental health scheme for pupils is rolled out to schools across Sheffield

An initiative aimed at tackling the growing number of pupils who suffer from mental health problems is being rolled out to 40 schools across a Yorkshire city.

Number of mental health patients treated hundreds of miles from home hits new high

Doctors warn of growing crisis that risks patient safety after huge cuts to specialist mental heath beds

Number of mental health patients treated hundreds of miles from home hits new high

Doctors warn of growing crisis that risks patient safety after huge cuts to specialist mental heath beds

Britain’s prison suicide crisis: ‘There’s no political will. Dead prisoners do not win votes’

Almost 10 prisoners a month kill themselves in UK jails, with much of the blame placed on neglect and costcutting. That is what led to the death of Dean Saunders, according to his family – and a jury has agreed

Britain’s prison suicide crisis: ‘There’s no political will. Dead prisoners do not win votes’

Almost 10 prisoners a month kill themselves in UK jails, with much of the blame placed on neglect and costcutting. That is what led to the death of Dean Saunders, according to his family – and a jury has agreed

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