Tag Archives: No Health Without Mental Health Strategy

Updates on Mental Health Care Provision (BBC News / Healthwatch England / JGCR)

Summary Data from 32 mental health trusts, obtained by a Freedom of Information request from Healthwatch England, indicates the average number of bed days per psychiatric patient per year has fallen by 10%. Such patients spend six fewer days in … Continue reading

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Government Launches Mental Health Taskforce (Department of Health / NHS England)

Summary The Deputy Prime Minister has established, and will chair, a Mental Health Taskforce, which will include Cabinet ministers from across government departments. A number of issues will be examined urgently. “The taskforce will include the Secretary of State for … Continue reading

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Parity of Challenge for NHS Mental Health Services? (BBC News / RCN)

Summary Staff cuts and bed shortages, in the face of increasing demand, pose questions about the credibility of the NHS “parity of esteem” policy for mental health services. Full Text Link Reference Nurses warn of mental health services strain. London: … Continue reading

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Mental Health Services: Improving Access by 2020 (Department of Health / NHS England / MHF)

Summary This Department of Health report outlines the steps to be taken by the government in order to provide better access to care in mental health services. The commitments include the introduction of new national waiting time standards and an … Continue reading

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Renewed Call for Parity of Esteem for Mental and Physical Health (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer, has expressed support for giving mental health services a higher priority, with targets for waiting times and better protection for funding. Mental illness is estimated to cost between £70bn and £100bn … Continue reading

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Parity of Esteem: Guidance on Mental Health Commissioning (NHS England)

Summary This NHS England document offers planning guidance to assist commissioners in their planning with regard to how local communities and CCGs can achieve greater “parity of esteem” between physical and mental health. This document supplies evidence, case studies and … Continue reading

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Priorities for Essential Change in Mental Health (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, speaking to BBC News ahead of a conference at which the government unveiled the new mental health strategy, commented how the NHS has been wrong to treat mental illness as a poor cousin of physical health. There remains too much prejudice, stigma and discrimination about mental health issues. … Continue reading

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