Mental Health

Four MH trusts screen all patients for radicalisation, report finds

19.03.18: Applying radicalisation screening to all mental health service users risks “inappropriately stigmatising the mentally ill”, a report has warned. Research carried out by Warwick University found that four mental health trusts current...

CQC calls for improved leadership in mental health review

15.03.18: Strong leadership is vital to deliver improvements in mental health trusts, according to the CQC. The commission has today published a report exploring how seven NHS mental health trusts have made significant improvements in the quality of care...

CQC: Serious mental health sufferers face long stays in rehab far away from home

01.03.18: Nearly two-thirds of placements in residential-based mental health rehabilitation services are ‘out of area’, the CQC has found. The health and social care regulator announced the findings in a report published today, which warn...

Hunt pledges £25m to tackle ‘uncomfortable truth’ of inpatient suicide

31.01.18: Jeremy Hunt will pledge £25m today to tackle inpatient suicides, which he says are a “potential failure of care.” The health and social care secretary is expected to reveal details of the measures later today in a bid to e...

Major change required to combat rising mental health detentions

23.01.18: There is no single reason for the rise in detentions under the Mental Health Act which have been seen across England over a ten year period, and fixing the problem will require more than just changes to legislation. These are the findings o...

Funding gap could force mental health providers to prioritise some services ‘at the expense of others’

16.01.18: Figures released today have shown the scale of the widening funding gap between acute hospitals and mental health care providers, prompting fears that some services could be severely affected. A report drawn up by The King’s Fund conf...

Mobilising digital therapy technologies

22.12.17: Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive and director for health and social care at NICE, explains how the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme is helping people come forward to receive help for their mental health...

A mental health workforce fit for the future

20.12.17: Sean Duggan, chief executive of NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network, discusses how the mental health workforce needs to adapt to prepare itself for the tough times ahead. On the steps of Number 10 Downing Street, during her firs...

Housing quality ‘significantly affects’ mental health outcomes

18.12.17: The Mental Health Network has published a briefing outlining the benefits of appropriate supported housing as a mental health intervention. The paper, “Innovation in housing, care and support,” outlines the potential to deliver savi...

A fight worth fighting

13.12.17: Professor Wendy Burn, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), laments the current lack of public understanding about severe mental illness and argues we must do more to spread awareness of treatment. We have come a long w...

Cutting through the fake news

22.11.17: In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, tells NHE’s Josh Mines how journalists should be looking to cut through the noi...

CQC: Key community mental health services worsened since 2014

16.11.17: Patient experiences of community mental healthcare have worsened in some areas, with the overall landscape showing limited progress, a CQC survey has found. Results of the annual community mental health survey suggest that patients have not see...

Young MH sufferers being let down by ‘complicated and fractured’ system

27.10.17: Young people in England have to wait up to 18 months to receive appropriate help for their mental health problems, and find it increasingly difficult to access the services they need. These are the findings of the first phase of a governmen...

‘Significant role’ for NHS in mental health support in workplace

26.10.17: The NHS is well-placed to have a “significant role” in providing mental health support in the workplace. A report – commissioned by the prime minister –  has suggested that 300,000 people with long-term mental h...

DH opens £15m fund for mental health crisis care

19.10.17: The Department of Health has announced a new £15m fund to help people in danger of having a mental health crisis. The ‘Beyond Places of Safety’ scheme plans to focus on helping people in the lead-up to potential mental hea...

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BMA and DHSC agree new £256m deal for GP contracts

20/03/2018BMA and DHSC agree new £256m deal for GP contracts

The BMA have come to a deal with NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on the next contract terms for GPs, which will a... more >
NHS England could delay rollout of digital GP app

20/03/2018NHS England could delay rollout of digital GP app

The NHS is to commission an independent review of the innovative GP at Hand app. The app, run by health provider, Babylon, allows patients to ha... more >
Retention of doctors needs equal focus to new university places to meet doctor shortage

20/03/2018Retention of doctors needs equal focus to new university places to meet doctor shortage

New medical schools will not tackle the immediate shortage of NHS doctors, the BMA has warned. The comments come in response to the Department o... more >

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25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated th... read more >

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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now bey... more > more last word articles >

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International Women’s Day: time for change in gender pay

08/03/2018International Women’s Day: time for change in gender pay

Dean Royles, director of human resources and organisational development at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, analyses the latest gender pay gap report released by trusts in Yorkshire. Today, 8 March, is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day ... more >
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Data saves lives

14/02/2018Data saves lives

Kuldeep Sohal, programme manager at Connected Yorkshire, part of Connected Health Cities, discusses how data sharing across the north is improvin... more >
Celebrating 75 years of healthcare

14/02/2018Celebrating 75 years of healthcare

Julian Amey, chief executive of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering & Estate Management (IHEEM), outlines what the coming year holds for ... more >
The HSIB approach to maternity investigations

14/02/2018The HSIB approach to maternity investigations

Jane Rintoul, director of strategy and policy and programme director for maternity investigations at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (... more >
Our work can help ease A&E pressures

09/02/2018Our work can help ease A&E pressures

Last year, NICE guidelines recommended that the NHS should provide more advanced paramedic practitioners (APPs) to relieve pressure on emergency ... more >


Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

24/01/2018Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

The NHS plays a part in the country’s wellness – but it’s far from being all that matters. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Pu... more >
Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >
Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >
Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

25/09/2017Simon Stevens: A hunger for innovation

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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