Mental Health

Paul Farmer: What next for mental health?

18.07.18: Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, was the independent chair of the NHS Mental Health Taskforce that produced the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health (FYFVMH) and is currently chair of the Oversight and Advisory Group which oversees the...

Nation’s youth suffering when transitioning from child to mental health services

11.07.18: Article by Callum Wood of the National Health Magazine A significant number of children are suffering when transitioning from child to adult mental health services, recent studies suggest. The report, published by the Healthcare Safety...

Cancer and mental health to become the focus of NHS funding

03.07.18: Thousands of new doctors need to be recruited to improve the NHS’ cancer and mental health care according to their chief executive, Simon Stevens. Vacancies for 100,000 doctors and nurses are available across the NHS and despite the &...

Mental health support for UK’s children in need of ‘major ramp-up’

29.06.18: Children in the UK’s mental health service are in need of “a major ramp-up” to cope with growing demand of issues faced by young people, NHS England’s top boss has said. Speaking to The House magazine yesterday, Simo...

Gaming addicts to be offered NHS treatment

19.06.18: Children with gaming disorder will now be able to get treatment on the NHS. The news comes after the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognised the condition as a mental health disorder. Adding the disorder to WHO’s International Class...

NHSI boss wants ‘radical change of thinking’ about ageing population akin to MH approach

13.06.18: The chief executive of NHS Improvement (NHSI) has argued the industry needs to adopt a “radical change of thinking” in dealing with demand from an ageing population, similar to that of the approach to mental health. Speaking at...

Mental health trust rated best in south west London by the CQC

13.06.18: South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has been rated as the best provider in the south west of London, receiving a ‘good’ rating across all five domains assessed. Highly positive feedback from...

Therapy should be offered to trauma sufferers to prevent PTSD, says NICE

12.06.18: People who have been through traumatic experiences should be offered therapy within one month to prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a leading health institute has said. New guidelines from executive body NICE has said adults who...

Sexual assault survivors to receive lifetime of NHS support

05.06.18: Victims of sexual abuse will be able to receive a lifetime of mental health care, NHS England has announced. The plans come as part of a five year strategy to deliver a new package of sexual abuse and assault care across England, backed by a &p...

Trust boss apologises for care failings of student found dead after fleeing hospital

17.05.18: Sussex Partnership NHS FT has issued a public apology about the care that Janet Müller received from the trust. Müller was “unlawfully killed” by Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw in 2015 after she absconded from Mill View Hospital...

Mental and physical health pilot cuts A&E admissions by two-thirds

15.05.18: A pilot scheme that integrates mental and physical treatments has improved mental health care for patients with physical ailments and, as a result, has cut hospital admissions by three-quarters, according to NHS England. Since 2016, the NHS has...

All women to have access to perinatal mental health services by next year

10.05.18: New and expectant mums will be able to access specialist mental health community services across the country by next April, NHS England has announced. The NHS will spend £23m on rolling out the second wave of community perinatal services...

‘Unambitious’ mental health green paper will fail thousands of children

09.05.18: The proposed Green Paper on child mental health is “unambitious” and “ignores hundreds of thousands of children,” government committees have warned. In a joint report, the Education and Health and Social Care committees...

'Lack of dignity and respect' for those detained under Mental Health Act, says government report

02.05.18: Treatment from UK services of mentally-ill people detained under the Mental Health Act (MHA) were deemed to have a “lack of dignity and respect,” according to a new report. The survey, ordered by Theresa May last October, canvas...

Research exposes inequalities in talking therapy waits

27.04.18: Patients with mental health problems can face waits of almost five months to access talking therapies in some parts of the country, according to new research. This ‘postcode lottery’ has been revealed by the House of Commons Library...

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Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have for patients. Imagine a future where people can easily choose from a range of secure, usable, online tools to access their care records. They can add information to these tools and share it wit... more >
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Personal Health Records: empowering people

18/07/2018Personal Health Records: empowering people

Stewart Fishman, product manager for Personal Health Records (PHRs) at NHS Digital, writes for NHE to discuss the empowering impact PHRs can have... more >
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18/07/2018NHSI Lean programme: Making common sense common practice

Common-sense changes – such as Vital Signs, an improvement practice for the NHS – have the potential to drive improvements across the... more >
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Paul Farmer: What next for mental health?

18/07/2018Paul Farmer: What next for mental health?

Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, was the independent chair of the NHS Mental Health Taskforce that produced the Five Year Forward View for M... more >

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In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >
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Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

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Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, knows that the health service is already a world leader when it comes to medical advances – ... more >

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