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Prioritise Mental Health Now!

Prioritise Mental Health Now! The Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies has spoken out about the urgent need to prioritise the treatment of mental health illness in the UK. It is estimated that mental health illnesses like anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and eating disorders not otherwise specified {EDNOS}) are costing the

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NHS Underestimates Employee Figures By 200,000

When the previous government outsourced some of the NHS’s back office services (e.g. patient records) to the private sector, the government believed it employed 1.3 million people in the NHS. After the private IT companies started collating the information that they needed to implement the new IT structures and systems they discovered that the NHS actually employed 1.5 million people.

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The Most Dramatic Changes In NHS For 60 yrs

Up until recently Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) were in control of NHS budgets, deciding where and how money was spent thus determining the quality and level of service that the public received for both their physical and psychological health. On 21.01.11 the government announced that PCTs were to be abolished and their control handed to GPs. The idea behind this

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Room For Improvement Says Audit Into NHS Mental Health Services

A recent report into the psychological care received by patients with Anxiety and Depression within the NHS revealed substantial room for improvement. The National Audit of Psychological Therapies, commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership and carried out by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement, collected data from over 350 services and over 10,000 people in therapy for

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Calls to Mental Health Services rise by almost a third in the last 12 months

Mental health charity Mind has reported a 28% annual increase in calls to it’s helpline and blames the recession for the rise. Calls regarding personal finance and job security have doubled in that time as families and individuals find their personal finances are stretched ever further as the costs of food, fuel and clothes continue to rise whilst salaries are

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Mental Health Treatment: Is The NHS Letting You Down?

There are more people on capacity benefits due to mental health problems than the total number of unemployed people on job seekers allowance. By 2030 Depression will be the world’s most common illness according to the World Health Organisation. As evidence suggests that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is currently the most effective treatment available for a range of mental health problems

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