Saturday, February 16, 2019

Only a third of sufferers receiving MH treatment

More adults with conditions such as anxiety and depression are accessing mental health services but still only one in three were receiving treatment, according...

Children’s homes review finds value for money failure

Little investment has gone into developing best practice in children’s homes and there has been a ‘signal failure’ to obtain reasonable value for money...

Committee concerns for autism waiting times

Members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism (APPGA) have expressed their concern after NHS England figures revealed average waiting times between diagnosis...

Dementia patients denied access to NHS services?

Research conducted by the Alzheimer’s Society has found that almost half of care home managers feel the NHS isn’t providing their residents with dementia...

Commissioners need to consider end of life needs says CQC

Providers and commissioners of end of life care do not always understand or fully consider the needs of their local populations, according to a...

Children struggling to access MH services

Analysis of children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) by think-tank Centre Forum has found that almost a quarter of those referred by GPs cannot access services due to strict eligibility criteria. The high thresholds are leading to 23% of children and young people being turned away from services, preventing early intervention – often the most effective treatment of mental health conditions and the government’s key strategy for people with mental health issues.

MH issues not identified for children in care

A significant number of local authorities and health services are failing to identify children entering care who have mental health issues, the House of Commons Education Select Committee has found.

More needs to be done to improve access to MH services

While progress has been made in accessing mental health services and waiting times by the Department of Health (DH) and NHS England, much remains to be done, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).

CCGs to be rated on dementia commissioning

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a new implementation plan which he says will help make the UK the world’s most dementia friendly society by 2020.

Mental/physical health divide costs NHS £11bn

The separation between physical and mental health is costing the NHS £11bn a year and leading to poorer outcomes, according to a new report from the King’s Fund.