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NHS mental health director demands urgent gambling action

16.01.20: The director of NHS mental health, Claire Murdoch, has penned a written plea to the heads of top gambling firms, urging them to take action on improving betting-related ill health. Further pressure has been put on gambling companies to take...

NHS partners with Age UK to support mental health in older people

13.01.20: A new partnership between NHS England and the charity Age UK, is encouraging the older generations to lose the “stiff upper lip” attitude when it comes to their mental health. The campaign, announced today (Jan 13), is calling o...

New £250m Broadmoor Hospital opened in Crowthorne

16.12.19: More than 150 years after the original world-renowned hospital was opened, the new Broadmoor Hospital is finally completed. Staff and patients have moved into the new, state-of-the-art facility which takes replaces the former hospital, most...

NHS spending £2.5m a week treating mental health patients out of area

03.12.19: The NHS is spending an estimated £2.5m every week providing out of area treatment for mental health patients. The figures show that in the last twelve months, the NHS has spent £128m on patients, with some being forced...

£60m in Scotland Mental Health funding allocated

26.11.19: In September last year, the Scottish Government announced over £60m investment into additional school counselling across Scotland. It has been announced today (Nov 26) that an agreement has been reached between the Scottish Government...

Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service relaunch brings a buzz

26.11.19: The people of Manchester are to see the relaunch of their Health and Wellbeing Service buzz. The service will be focused on community development, concentrating on supporting residents of local communities to take control of their health and wel...

“Innovative” mental health services announced for Greater Manchester’s students

18.11.19: A new mental health service aimed at Greater Manchester’s students is to be announced at an event this evening (Nov 18). The service aims to help students overcome significant mental illness, such as psychosis, depression, personality...

Mental Health Social Worker of the Year nominee from Bolton

13.11.19: A social worker from the North Bolton Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) has been shortlisted as one of the seven finalists in their category at the national Social Worker of the Year Awards. The nominee is Amanda Stewart, a mental health...

NHS Confed responds to Labour’s NHS election pledge

13.11.19: NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare system, has responded to Labour’s NHS election pledge. Ahead of the upcoming general election on Dec 12, Labour have announced their pledge to ‘save the NHS...

Mind urges government to tackle 175,000 cancelled child mental health appointments

12.11.19: Mental health charity, Mind, uncovered data yesterday (Mon 11) that revealed 175,000 appointments in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) were cancelled by the NHS in England. The charity insist that the next UK government mu...

RCM Scotland are calling for more advanced perinatal mental health training

08.11.19: Scottish midwives are calling for more advanced training, specifically around perinatal mental health (PMH) to improve support they can give to pregnant women and new mothers. A new survey of midwives, looking into how prepared midwives are...

NHS Providers: Mental health services need action to reduce pressures

06.11.19: Following an independent report commissioned by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, calling for improvements to reduce the number of people receiving care far from their homes and relieving significant pressures on mental health. In respons...

2,250 inpatients with learning disabilities or autism to be given case reviews

05.11.19: Over the next 12 months every patient with autism or a learning disability in a mental health hospital will have their case reviewed, announced today (Nov 5th) by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock. The government will commit, as...

Personal health budgets to be given to 100,000 more patients

31.10.19: The government have announced a change in law that means 100,000 more people are to be given personal health budgets. People who use wheelchairs or need mental health support will have more choice and control over their own health and care....

New partnership set to help those with serious mental illnesses into work

31.10.19: South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System has put £1,101,877 of funding into a new public and voluntary sector partnership led by South Yorkshire Housing Association to deliver the new service. Rates of employment are lesse...

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NHS mental health director demands urgent gambling action

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The director of NHS mental health, Claire Murdoch, has penned a written plea to the heads of top gambling firms, urging them to take action on im... more >
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Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management,’ discusses the need to move the treatment of patients from primary to secondary care and how the NHS People Plan can help achieve this. Throughout my (overlong) career in the NHS, the national policy on... more >
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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

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Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental health and wellbeing. As the best rugby players in the world repr... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

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Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Helpforce to launch training programmes for NHS volunteers

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Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

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Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual conference, Matt Hancock highlighted what he believes to be the three... more >
NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

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Over 20 years ago, a Teesside hospital cleaner put down her mop and took steps towards her midwifery dreams. Lisa Payne has been delivering ... more >
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A dedicated national social care service could be a potential solution to surging demand burdening acute health providers over the winter months,... more >
RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

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