Tag: Mental Health

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 […]

5th December 2014 | By | Reply More
Inpatients in mental health wards experiencing long stays in hospital

Inpatients in mental health wards experiencing long stays in hospital

More than half of the 23,600 inpatients on mental health wards had been in hospital for 117 days or more on 31 March 20142,3, according to a report published today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). The Mental Health Bulletin shows that for every 100 occupied beds, fewer than one person is […]

27th November 2014 | By | Reply More
Mental health trusts to be inspected according to risk

Mental health trusts to be inspected according to risk

Today (Thursday 20 November) and for the first time, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published information on every Mental Health NHS trust in England to show the public how it decides which services it will inspect next and what it will focus on. The information is CQC’s analysis of 59 different sources of evidence, […]

20th November 2014 | By | Reply More
Isabella Goldie appointed as the Mental Health Foundation’s Director of Delivery and Development

Isabella Goldie appointed as the Mental Health Foundation’s Director of Delivery and Development

The Mental Health Foundation is pleased to announce that Isabella Goldie, who was Head of Scotland for the organisation from 2005-2014 is stepping up to be Directory of Delivery and Development for the Foundation across the UK.  She will be responsible for the Foundation’s research and policy programmes as well as developing new areas and […]

28th October 2014 | By | Reply More
Bestwood Hospital wins national award for Mental Health services

Bestwood Hospital wins national award for Mental Health services

Bestwood Hospital Management Team won the highly respected Laing Buisson Independent Healthcare Award for Mental Health Hospital Provider of the Year.  This success is a great recognition of their commitment and passion to developing and delivering this unique hospital service since it’s opening in January 2013. These awards aim to recognise and celebrate innovation and […]

13th October 2014 | By | Reply More
Use digital technology to transform mental health services says Mental Health Network

Use digital technology to transform mental health services says Mental Health Network

The NHS needs to make better use of digital technology in providing mental health treatment and care, says a new report from the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network. The future’s digital: mental health and technology examines ways to deliver services more effectively and efficiently using technology, and what the digital revolution means for the future […]

12th October 2014 | By | Reply More
Mental Health Network responds to Jeremy Hunt’s proposal for real equality between mental and physical health

Mental Health Network responds to Jeremy Hunt’s proposal for real equality between mental and physical health

Mental Health Network responds to Jeremy Hunt announcement  to achieve real equality between mental and physical health Rebecca Cotton, director of policy for the Mental Health Network, said: “We are pleased to see the health secretary making this speech to mark World Mental Health Day. 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health […]

10th October 2014 | By | Reply More
Results are uncomfortable but necessary if we are to improve mental health services

Results are uncomfortable but necessary if we are to improve mental health services

  The Community Mental Health Survey results are uncomfortable but NECESSARY reading, if we are to improve mental health services           The publication of the Community Mental Health Survey results this morning, commissioned by the CQC and co-ordinated by the Picker Institute Europe, show that people using mental health services feel […]

18th September 2014 | By | Reply More
Community mental health care must improve, warns regulator

Community mental health care must improve, warns regulator

  Too many people who use NHS community mental health services are not involved effectively in planning their care and do not know who to contact in a crisis.       Following a survey of more than 13,500 people who use community mental health services1 in England published today (18 September), Dr Paul Lelliott, […]

18th September 2014 | By | Reply More
The Priory Hospital Glasgow demonstrates its corporate social responsibility credentials

The Priory Hospital Glasgow demonstrates its corporate social responsibility credentials

The Priory Hospital Glasgow has demonstrated its Corporate Social Responsibility credentials through a donation to the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH), the country’s leading mental health charity. The support for SAMH was triggered by a corporate health awareness day the hospital attended in collaboration with Fitnut, a company specialising in workplace wellbeing. Fitnut wanted […]

5th August 2014 | By | Reply More
The Priory Hospital Roehampton hosts art exhibition

The Priory Hospital Roehampton hosts art exhibition

The Priory Hospital Roehampton is hosting an art exhibition featuring work by award-winning sculptor Jane McAdam Freud and photographer Frank Dabba Smith. The exhibition, entitled Parallels, will be on display in the hospital’s Clarence Room until August 15 and can be viewed by appointment. Jane, who is the daughter of celebrated painter Lucien Freud, was […]

27th June 2014 | By | Reply More
Recruitment drive for £4 million new care home

Recruitment drive for £4 million new care home

A local recruitment campaign has been launched for a new care facility in Baillieston, Glasgow, as construction work on the home nears completion.   The new £4 million, 32-bedroom care home, will provide care and support for vulnerable adults with mental health conditions and is looking to employ up to 50 people across a range […]

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