Tag: Mental Health

Singing legend Barbara Dickson celebrates 25th anniversary of Fife mental health service

Singing legend Barbara Dickson celebrates 25th anniversary of Fife mental health service

  Scottish singing star Barbara Dickson has hailed a pioneering mental health service in her native Fife as she helped celebrate its 25th anniversary. The singer, whose hits include ‘I Know Him So Well’, ‘January, February’ and ‘Another Suitcase In Another Hall’, visited Barony’s Contact Point centre in Buckhaven for a birthday party to celebrate […]

15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Faster improvements needed in how people are cared for when detained under Mental Health Act, warns CQC

Faster improvements needed in how people are cared for when detained under Mental Health Act, warns CQC

Faster improvements needed in how people are cared for when detained under the Mental Health Act, warns CQC   The quality regulator has found that there is a lot of good practice in how psychiatric inpatient units are caring for people when detained under the Mental Health Act but that there is still much to […]

18th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Every mental health trust will soon be rated as CQC completes first inspections

Every mental health trust will soon be rated as CQC completes first inspections

People will soon have access to detailed information about the quality and safety of every NHS mental health trust in England, including where improvements are needed, as the regulator announces that it has now inspected all of them using it new regulatory approach. Following the development, testing and roll-out of its new model over the […]

22nd July 2016 | By | Reply More
Adullam Homes to provide mental health support service in Sheffield

Adullam Homes to provide mental health support service in Sheffield

Adullam Homes is working in a new partnership with Sheffield City Council to provide Adullam Foundations, a dynamic service for 75 clients with mental health histories. This service will create around ten jobs in the city. Service users will be supported in their own accommodation in a way that meets their individual needs and enables […]

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GPs fear lack of funding, specialist training and access to services is putting children at risk

GPs fear lack of funding, specialist training and access to services is putting children at risk

Most GPs believe mental health services for young people are inadequate, with almost nine in ten fearing that children or teenagers may come to harm while waiting for specialist treatment, new research shows today. A surveyi for stem4, the charity which works to prevent mental ill health in teenagers, found that almost four in five (78%) […]

15th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Have your say in developing mental health services for veterans in England

Have your say in developing mental health services for veterans in England

Developing mental health services for veterans in England Overview The NHS provides 12 mental health services across England specifically for veterans. They enable specialist staff to care for veterans with mental health needs, direct them to the most appropriate service and give them effective treatment.   The services started in 2010 after publication of Fighting […]

3rd March 2016 | By | Reply More
Reduced NHS capacity fuels growth in independent mental health hospitals

Reduced NHS capacity fuels growth in independent mental health hospitals

REDUCED NHS CAPACITY, INCREASING SPECIALITIES & RISING DEMANDS FUELLING GROWTH IN UK INDEPENDENT MENTAL HEALTH HOSPITALS-Says latest research Having pulled through the 2011 halt in growth caused by the NHS commissioning response to the post-global credit crisis downturn in government spending, UK independent mental health hospitals have now seen a third successive year of healthy […]

17th February 2016 | By | Reply More
Partnerships in Care to open new rehabilitation units in Coventry and Leeds

Partnerships in Care to open new rehabilitation units in Coventry and Leeds

This week Partnerships in Care (PiC) will open two new rehabilitation units in Coventry and Leeds as important step down facilities for male and female patients respectively.  Woodland View in Coventry is a locked rehabilitation and recovery service for men requiring a positive environment to stabilise the symptoms of mental illness, and develop positive self-management and […]

24th November 2015 | By | Reply More
‘No notable improvement’ in people’s experiences of out-of-hospital mental health care

‘No notable improvement’ in people’s experiences of out-of-hospital mental health care

‘No notable improvement’ in people’s experiences of out-of-hospital mental health care, finds patient survey A survey of over 13,000 people who were treated and cared for in the community for their mental health problems has shown ‘no notable improvement’ in the last year and in some questions, a slightly higher proportion of people have reported […]

21st October 2015 | By | Reply More
Trowers & Hamlins advises C&C Alpha Group on sale of Alpha Hospitals

Trowers & Hamlins advises C&C Alpha Group on sale of Alpha Hospitals

Law firm Trowers & Hamlins is pleased to have advised international private equity firm C&C Alpha Group on the sale of Alpha Hospitals to Cygnet Health Care, one of the UK largest independent providers of mental health and social care pathways.  Alpha Hospitals operates three low to medium secure mental health facilities located in Bury, […]

24th August 2015 | By | Reply More
Your NHS needs you to help re-design their care services for Autism, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Your NHS needs you to help re-design their care services for Autism, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Share your views on the draft Service Model for people with learning disabilities/ autism on Thursday 27th August 1.00-2.00pm We are hosting a Learning Disabilities hour on twitter. We are inviting feedback on the latest draft service model: Supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism who have a mental health condition or display behaviour […]

20th August 2015 | By | Reply More
Nine national professional advisors for mental health join CQC

Nine national professional advisors for mental health join CQC

CQC have recruited nine national advisors to provide advice and leadership on how they inspect and regulate mental health and learning disability services across England. They will join the CQC’s Hospitals Directorate and will work with Dr Paul Lelliott, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals (lead for Mental Health) as they continue with their plans to inspect every NHS mental health hospital […]

10th August 2015 | By | Reply More
CQC warns public services must ‘wake up’ to gaps in mental health crisis care,

CQC warns public services must ‘wake up’ to gaps in mental health crisis care,

People who are having a mental health crisis are not always receiving care and support when and where they need it, the regulator has found. In a national report out today (Friday 12 June), the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has raised concerns that public services, such as local authorities, NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups, […]

12th June 2015 | By | Reply More
Sponsorship Recognises Commitment to Design in Mental Health

Sponsorship Recognises Commitment to Design in Mental Health

Knightsbridge Furniture has accepted an invitation to be the main sponsor of the Design in Mental Health (DiMH) conference and exhibition in May, recognising the company’s commitment to the importance of furniture design within challenging environments.   In response to increasing demand for its expertise in fitting out hospitals, residential homes, prisons and other facilities […]

20th April 2015 | By | Reply More
Budget funding for mental health care – good money after bad?

Budget funding for mental health care – good money after bad?

ubu has welcomed the boost to mental health services in this week’s budget and said that partnered with the new NHS vanguards it provides a real opportunity to deliver improvements to mental health services.   But chief executive, Dorothy Jarvis Lee warned that the chance could be missed if some within the NHS did not […]

24th March 2015 | By | Reply More
Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund: Phase 2 Open for Bids

Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund: Phase 2 Open for Bids

Up to £155 million more now available for housing to help people live independently. Applications are now open for phase 2 of the Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund (CASSH). Specialist housing developers and providers are being invited to bid for a share of an additional fund of up to £155 million to develop accommodation […]

19th February 2015 | By | Reply More
One in five records of mental health patients lack evidence that their rights have been explained to them after being detained, finds CQC

One in five records of mental health patients lack evidence that their rights have been explained to them after being detained, finds CQC

The regulator of health and adult social care is concerned that people across England are being detained under the Mental Health Act without their legal rights being discussed or explained to them, without being fully assessed for their willingness and ability to consent to their treatment, and without always having easy access to appropriate independent […]

5th February 2015 | By | Reply More
Alarming backlog of applications for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Alarming backlog of applications for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

There has been a sharp increase in the number of applications for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs) according to a report issued today by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Since 2009 the rate of applications for people aged 85 and over has nearly doubled. DoLs, which apply in England and Wales, are intended to ensure […]

26th January 2015 | By | Reply More
CQC launches consultation on the future of regulating, inspecting and rating specialist substance misuse services England

CQC launches consultation on the future of regulating, inspecting and rating specialist substance misuse services England

CQC launches consultation on the future of regulating, inspecting and rating specialist substance misuse services England The Care Quality Commission is asking people for their views on proposed plans for inspecting and rating substance misuse services Specialist substance misuse services for people who misuse alcohol and drugs offer treatment in inpatient, community and residential settings. […]

22nd January 2015 | By | Reply More
Nurse consultant and service manager receives national recognition… three times!

Nurse consultant and service manager receives national recognition… three times!

Nurse consultant and service manager receives national recognition… three times! FORMER retail manager Paula Phillips is achieving recognition as one of the country’s most innovative mental health nurses. She has a demanding role at the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and is a visiting fellow at the University of Huddersfield, where she is […]

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