Friday, March 31, 2023

Castlebeck goes into administration

The board of beleaguered learning disability care provider Castlebeck placed the company in administration on March 5, some 18 months after a gruelling television expose into abuse began a full-scale national investigation into mental health care homes.

Adolescent eating disorders unit opens

Healthcare Market News (News) March 1999 A new dedicated unit for the treatment of children and adolescents suffering from eating disorders was...

Bidders for £300m Peterborough deal

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) February 2004 Three private sector consortia have been selected to bid for a £300m PFI deal...

Rise in mental health complaints to NHS

Data released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has revealed that written complaints specifically relating to mental health services have shot up from 9,587 in 2009-10 to 11,749 in 2012-13 – an increase of almost 28%.

Councils warned to commission locally

Healthcare Market News (Mental Health) November 2004 The Department of Health (DH) has warned councils that they are relying too heavily on...

£24m Scottish mental health action plan

Healthcare Market News (Mental Health) October 2003 A three-year action plan for improving mental health and well-being in Scotland has been launched...

Greater choice for mental health patients

Mental health patients are set to be able to choose where they receive care following measures announced last month by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

Mental capacity code: revisions needed

Mental health organisations have criticised industry mental capacity guidelines. They argue the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Code of Practice needs to be revised to enable health and social care staff to make more effective best interest decisions on behalf of the estimated one million people in the UK deemed lacking in capacity to do so themselves.

£100m hospital for Gwent

Healthcare Market News (Public Private Partnerships) May 2004 A PFI-funded £100m, 266-bed hospital is to be built in Caerphilly in Wales. ...

UK-India partnership to improve primary healthcare

India and the UK can work more closely together as a partnership of equals to improve primary healthcare for both nations according to the British Medical Journal.