Mental health

One in four adults experience mental illness at some point during their lifetime and one in six experience symptoms at any one time – making mental illness the largest single cause of disability in our society. Our policies need to focus on outcomes, emphasising identification of what actually happens to the health of the patient as a result of the treatment and care they receive, as well as giving emphasis to the voice of patients and service users.

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Offender personality disorder – consultation response

The response to the offender personality disorder consultation has now been published. The consultation asked for people’s views about a new pathway approach for the treatment and management of offenders … Read more → – Offender personality disorder – consultation response

Draft mental health PbR guidance for 2012-13 and update on other PbR issues

David Flory, Deputy NHS Chief Executive, has written to the Health Service, and Directors of Adult Social Services, about publication of an early draft of the PbR guidance for 2012-13 … Read more → – Draft mental health PbR guidance for 2012-13 and update on other PbR issues

Time to Change – tackling mental health stigma

Paul Burstow visits Duke McKenzie's

Care Services Minister Paul Burstow visited Duke McKenzie’s fitness centre in Crystal Palace this week, to promote Time to Change, the leading stigma and anti-discrimination campaign, run by Mind and Rethink Mental … Read more → – Time to Change – tackling mental health stigma

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CNO introduces mental health nursing framework

In a video message, Chief Nursing Officer, Christine Beasley introduces the professional framework for mental health nursing in England 2011 -2016. The professional framework for mental health nursing aims to … Read more → – CNO introduces mental health nursing framework

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Information on plans for Payment by Results in 2012-13

David Flory, Deputy NHS Chief Executive, issued a letter today which provides information on plans for Payment by Results (PbR) in 2012-13. These plans include an expansion in the scope … Read more → – Information on plans for Payment by Results in 2012-13

Award-winning support for serving personnel and veterans

A new, free, support service has been launched for veterans, serving personnel and their families. Award-winning website, www.bigwhitewall.com, is a pioneering online wellbeing service, staffed by professional counsellors, that has … Read more → – Award-winning support for serving personnel and veterans

Procedure for the transfer of children and young people in custody to and from hospital

The procedure for the transfer from custody of children and young people to and from hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 in England aims to help colleagues to work together … Read more → – Procedure for the transfer of children and young people in custody to and from hospital