Mental Health

NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

03.07.20: Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the amazing achievements of our health system over the past few months. But as we recognise the best of the NHS and its response to th...

Empower your superheroes to power your organisation

29.06.20: Words provided by Quinyx, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive The year 2020 has been nothing short of cataclysmic for the entire world. Not a single person would disagree that Covid-19 has changed everything. While being in th...

South East London CCG launches mental health campaign

24.06.20: A new campaign to support people living in south east London experiencing mental ill health during the coronavirus pandemic has been launched by NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The ‘Free Your Mind’ camp...

The mental health victims of the pandemic – the role of intervention

22.06.20: Parminder Sandhu, Mental Health Services Manager for Health Exchange As the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic continues, there is increased awareness that the virus is causing problems far beyond physical illness. So, what are some of...

RCGP predicts surge in patients with PTSD post-coronavirus

22.06.20: A number of learning materials initially developed to assist GP practices in providing targeted support to military veterans returning from war zones and adjusting back to civilian life are set to be reworked by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) a...

Stroke Association launches digital guide for people with aphasia

18.06.20: The Stroke Association has sought to help as many as 350,000 stroke survivors suffering from aphasia, a common communication disability, who are at a greater risk of becoming lonelier and more isolated during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Public Health England launches free psychological first aid training

16.06.20: Frontline staff and volunteers at the forefront of the national coronavirus response across England will be able to access a new psychological first aid training course online today for free, being offered by Public Health England (PHE). ...

NHS Providers: Support needed to meet mental health services demands

11.06.20: With the publication of evidence-based research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies into the additional demands on mental health services as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic, NHS Providers Deputy Chief Executive Saffron Cordery...

HEE announces plans to expand psychological care training places

03.06.20: Health Education England (HEE) has announced its plans to bolster psychological care by increasing key training for these roles by 25% nationally. From September 2020, the number of training places for NHS Child Psychologists and Child and...

Mental health community projects to receive £5m additional funding

02.06.20: Community projects around the country supporting people with their mental health during the current coronavirus outbreak are set to receive a share of £5m additional funding announced by Mental Health Minister Nadine Dorries. Vol...

PPP Taking Care donate £100k to Age UK Emergency Coronavirus Appeal

28.05.20: Words provided by PPP Taking Care, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive With the UK currently on lockdown for the foreseeable future, more and more of our older population are facing long periods of time being isolated, with no...

Kindness is key to overcoming Covid-19 crisis

26.05.20: Nuno Albuquerque, Group Treatment Lead, UK Addiction Treatment Group, explains why your mental health is just as important as washing your hands “You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” – Publilius S...

Health charities to receive £22m government funding support

22.05.20: Health Minister Nadine Dorries has announced £22m of government funding will be awarded to mental health, ambulance, social care, learning disabilities, autism and dementia charities to help support their work during the current coron...

RCP: Concerns still present among many clinicians

20.05.20: As the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) continues to survey its members during the coronavirus outbreak, it is successfully building up a more detailed picture of the workforce, the impacts on it and its continuing concerns around Covid-19...

Empowering GPs during the tough times of Covid-19

19.05.20: Dr Owain Hughes, founder of Cinapsis, discusses how the Covid-19 crisis highlights the referral burden placed on GPs. The onus of deciding who should be referred for hospital or specialist care has weighed heavy on the shoulders of GPs for...

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DAPA-HF trial lead researcher in webinar on pioneering findings

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HEE to invest £10m to expand the NHS & care workforce

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Health Education England (HEE) has announced it will invest £10m in funding to help support the growth of the clinical workforce, with the ... more >
RCGP calls for less arduous regulation, more trust in GPs

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A new report published by the Royal College of GPs calls for a permanent reduction in bureaucracy and red tape in the post-coronavirus period, al... more >

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26/06/2020Adapting and Innovating

Matt Roberts, National Health Executive Editorial Lead. NHE May/June 2020 Edition We’ve been through so much as a health sector and a society in recent months with coronavirus and nothing can take away from the loss and difficulties that we’ve faced but it vital we also don’t disregard the amazing efforts we’ve witnessed. Staff have gone above and beyond, whole hospitals and trusts have flexed virtually at w... read more >

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NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

03/07/2020NHS at 72: Managing mental health services going forward

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the amazing achievements of our health system over the past few months. But as we recognise the best of the NHS and its response to the Covid-19 crisis we must not forget that for mental health the peak has yet to come. Covid-19 ... more >
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NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

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

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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

13/06/2019Nurses named as least-appreciated public sector workers

Nurses have been named as the most under-appreciated public sector professionals as new research reveals how shockingly under-vauled our NHS, edu... more >
Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

10/06/2019Creating the Cardigan integrated care centre

Peter Skitt, county director and commissioner for Ceredigion Hywel Dda University Health Board, looks ahead to the new integrated care centre bei... more >

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

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

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

17/09/2019NHS dreams come true for Teesside domestic

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 >
How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

24/10/2018How can winter pressures be dealt with? Introduce a National Social Care Service, RCP president suggests

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’

24/10/2018RCP president on new Liverpool college building: ‘This will be a hub for clinicians in the north’

The president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has told NHE that the college’s new headquarters based in Liverpool will become a hu... 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 >

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