Growing crisis in children and young people’s mental health demands action Young people face unprecedented social pressures, leading to serious psychological distress. Society’s response has been inadequate. Self-harm among young people, particularly girls, has rocketed in the last decade. The number of girls admitted to hospital after cutting themselves has quadrupled, incidents of poisoning have
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Kids on the edge – Channel 4 Series “More children than ever are being diagnosed with mental health disorders. This series goes behind the scenes at the Tavistock and Portman, which is at the forefront of exploring young people’s minds.” To view and get more information please visit the Channel
Involving patients and the public in developing STPs By Mark Doughty Senior Consultant, Leadership Development In my work life I am a senior leadership consultant at The King’s Fund; however like all of us I am also a citizen in my community, and I am writing here from both perspectives. In my local area over
Our plan for south west London (STP) 14 November, 2016 The whole of the NHS in south west London has been working together and with local councils to develop a ‘sustainability and transformation plan’ (STP) that will: use our money and staff differently to build services around the needs of patients invest in more and
Labour has slammed the Government for failing to mention the NHS once in its 72-page Autumn Statement – despite warnings of a looming funding crisis. A number of Labour MPs raised the point the printed budgetary documents did not mention the health service, social care, public health or mental health. The NHS is facing a
Latest from the BBC Every former health secretary from the past 20 years has voiced “alarm and dismay” at the government’s failure to improve mental health services. They urged Theresa May to honour David Cameron’s pledge that the NHS would treat mental health on a par with physical health. They warn that “warm words” are
Latest from the BBC – Black women in England are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer as white women, according to a new analysis by Cancer Research UK and Public Health England. Late-stage disease is found in about 25% of black African and 22% of black Caribbean breast cancer patients.
This report argues for giving citizens greater control over their own health and care, so that services are redesigned around their needs and aspirations, to improve health outcomes, and to save money by supporting people better to manage their conditions themselves. Click here to read the full report on the IPPR’s website (IPPR, the Institute
The NHS comes into contact with more than one million patients every 36 hours. Over the years since the NHS was created, this patient population has grown in diversity in the fullest sense of the word. However, despite the positive way in which the NHS is seen, some sections of the patient population – perhaps
How much extra money is the government really giving the NHS? Five MPs led by Sarah Wollaston, the Conservative chair of the Commons health select committee, have demanded the government abandon its “incorrect” claim that it is putting £10bn into the NHS annual budget by the end of parliament. Here we look at some questions