Mental Health

The impact of digital technology on mental health

09.11.18: Jack Roberts, content marketing specialist, shares some best practice from down under regarding digital technology and mental health services. The impact of mental health is rapidly increasing, with data showing that nearly one in five adul...

Landmark mental health law will protect patients against excessive force after tragic death

01.11.18: A new law restricting and monitoring the use of force against patients in mental health units has today been given royal ascent after an eight-year battle by the family of a young man who died after being excessively restrained. The Mental...

Why Mental Health Week is every week

31.10.18: Dean Royles, strategic workforce advisor at Skills for Health and co-author of ‘An Introduction to Human Resource Management’ published by Oxford University Press, argues that organisational culture can be one of the most significant...

Trust named as the preferred bidder for controversial £450m community services contract

30.10.18: West London NHS Trust has been announced as the preferred bidder to deliver its community services as part of a £450m contract for 10 years from 2019. Ealing CCG revealed the trust as the lead provider, pending approval by NHS England...

Your NHE 2018 Budget Round-Up

29.10.18: Philip Hammond has announced a number of mental health initiatives as part of £2bn funding, £650m for social care and money for air ambulances and mentally ill veterans in his Budget for 2018. The chancellor confirmed that the N...

£2bn to be allocated for mental health in Hammond Budget boost

29.10.18: Mental health services in England will receive an injection of £2bn as part of Philip Hammond’s Budget to be announced today. Some of the funding will go towards dedicated vehicles designed to treat people with conditions such a...

Clarity over ‘parity of esteem’ definition and 5% annual spending increase needed for mental health services

26.10.18: The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has called for greater clarity over the definition of ‘parity of esteem’ between mental and physical health needs, and has published a number of financial recommendations for NHS mental...

Prime minister announces UK’s first suicide prevention minister

10.10.18: Theresa May has announced that Jackie Doyle-Price will become the UK’s first minister for suicide prevention. Doyle-Price will lead a new national government effort on suicide prevention to cut the number of suicides, working with nat...

Children’s mental health services will fail to meet demand, NAO warns

10.10.18: The NHS has been criticised by Whitehall’s spending watchdog for failing to meet a growing demand for mental health services for children and young people, with only a quarter able to access the support they need. In a report publishe...

A push for digital in mental health

10.10.18: Sean Duggan, chief executive of NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network, argues that mental health services could hugely benefit from digitisation. Matt Hancock has made no secret of his enthusiasm for new technology. This could rep...

‘Radical change’ needed to fix health crisis care in NHS, says NHSCC

03.10.18: A “radical change” is needed to make emergency mental health care “minimally adequate,” and address inequalities and improve mental health crisis care, a major international report has found. The report published by...

CYP mental health: Is it acceptable?

03.10.18: Dr Phil Moore, deputy chair (clinical) at NHS Kingston CCG and chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners’ Mental Health Commissioners Network, makes the case for a long-term commitment to children and young people’s (CYP’s) mental he...

Local NHS trust to work with city council to provide new services for young people

17.09.18: Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (LCH) are to deliver new mental health services for young people after a city council pledge. Leeds City Council has awarded the contract, meaning LCH will be delivering a Public Health Integrated Nursin...

Calls for law change as Mental Health Act detainees taking their lives at ‘appalling’ rates

14.08.18: Women and girls detained under the Mental Health Act are taking their lives at “appalling” rates, new figures have revealed. Data produced by the CQC in partnership with mental health charity Agenda found that women’s self...

Driving improvement in South West London mental health

08.08.18: David Bradley, chief executive of South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG), discusses the improvements and collaboration his trust has been involved with.  Effective partnership working – including...

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14/11/2018More men please!

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Camden GP practice placed into special measures following CQC inspection

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Primary care merger for Greater Manchester halted after CCG leaders report a ‘lack of trust’

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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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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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More men please!

14/11/2018More men please!

Kirstie Stott, director of the Inspiring Leaders Network, flips the gender balance debate on its head and asks: why aren’t there more male nurses? As an advocate for gender equality, I was recently struck by the NHS Provider Board report from NHS Improvement, which is an interesting but not surprising read. As someone who stron... more >
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Data: the oil of the digital age

07/11/2018Data: the oil of the digital age

Adam Steventon, director of data analytics at the Health Foundation, reviews the government’s digital and data vision for the NHS. Dig... more >
The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

10/10/2018The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

Jo Gander, director of the Clinical and Product Assurance (CaPA) team, talks about their role as part of the new NHS Supply Chain. NHS Suppl... more >
Recoup and recover

10/10/2018Recoup and recover

The ease and round-the-clock nature of making cashless payments has transformed the way we pay for goods and services – and, from now on, t... more >
A push for digital in mental health

10/10/2018A push for digital in mental health

Sean Duggan, chief executive of NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network, argues that mental health services could hugely benefit from dig... more >

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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 >
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 >

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