Overview Growing financial and workforce pressures are having an impact on the ability of community service providers to meet the needs of the population and to make a reality of the vision set out in the NHS five year forward view. Community services are often fragmented and poorly co-ordinated, and are frequently not well integrated
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Stop and search: young black men share their experiences Young black men from London speak to BBC Newsnight about their experiences of stop and search. To watch the video please click here
By Afua Hirsch On a TV panel show I was forced, yet again, to explain the reality of racism to those who believe they are colour-blind. It’s exhausting The world is wrong,” wrote the American poet Claudia Rankine. “You can’t put the past behind you. It’s buried in you; it’s turned your flesh into its
Members of black and minority ethnic (BME) groups face barriers to mental health services because of a communication breakdown between healthcare users and providers, and cultural factors, such as an inability to accept mental health problems and stigma. Those are the key findings from a new study by Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), run
Mental health care providers continue to receive far smaller budget increases than hospitals, five years after ministers pledged to create “parity of esteem” between NHS mental and physical health services. The disclosure, in a new report by the King’s Fund, has sparked concern that mental health patients are receiving poorer quality care because of the
In 2013 the government made a commitment to achieving parity of esteem between physical and mental health. That commitment was followed by a pledge of £1.25 billion for child and adolescent mental health, a national strategy for adult mental health and an investment of £1 billion to support its delivery. Parity of esteem means equal
FOREWARD Local NHS clinical commissioning groups, provider trusts, local authorities and patients’ representatives across South West London make up the STP’s South West London Health and Care Partnership. The partners are: Our six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) of: Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth Our six Local Authorities: Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and
Exclusive: Review of online counselling service shows black and minority ethnic children considerably more likely to access mental health support if they can remain anonymous Ethnic minority children are less likely than their white counterparts to access traditional mental health services, according to new research. A report by the Education Policy Institute, seen exclusively by The Independent, reveals BAME children are
Black and ethnic minority children account for more than a quarter of all child arrests across England and Wales — more than double proportion of BAME population as a whole Black and minority ethnic children account for more than a quarter of all child arrests across England and Wales, new figures show, raising concerns of “appalling” disproportionality in the justice system.
Ethnicity There is persistent inequality along the lines of ethnicity across most indicators of disadvantage in the UK. There is also disproportionality in the way damaging interventions such as school exclusion, being sectioned under the Mental Health Act, arrest and imprisonment are applied. Despite this we don’t know much about the nature and extent of the