Blog tagged as: Mental health

24th October 2014
How long is it reasonable to wait for treatment of depression after being referred by a GP? The results from the 2013 British Social Attitudes Survey are revealing and suggest that public expectations exceed current policy ambitions.
25th September 2014 | Comments: 5
There is a growing disquiet around mental health. Across the board people are calling for change, but what exactly is it that needs to be done and how can we bring about the ‘parity of esteem’ that we all seek?
24th April 2014 | Comments: 1
Here’s a puzzle for you. You have a population of one million people, three psychiatrists, and no mental health nurses. How do you go about delivering mental health care?
24th April 2014 | Comments: 4
Dominic Stenning is a member of the experts by experience group for the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England. He spoke at the launch of the interim report, giving a frank and compelling patient perspective on the health, mental health and social care system.
13th February 2014 | Comments: 3
The focus on delivering improvements in mental health care is currently dominated by how funding is allocated. But in the midst of the debate, little thought has been given to who should receive this money, and importantly how this could lead to reforming the system.
30th October 2013 | Comments: 8
The poor health outcomes of people with co-existing mental and physical conditions represent one of the greatest inequalities in health. What needs to happen to change this?
5th September 2012 | Comments: 5
Chris Ham argues that much bolder approach is needed to bring about innovative models of care that meet the population's needs.
20th June 2012 | Comments: 13
Chris Naylor asks what role CCGs can play to stop people with mental health losing out in the NHS.
9th February 2012 | Comments: 3
As policy-makers focus on how integrated care can become a reality in the UK, integration of mental and physical health care should be a key part of the debate.
22nd December 2011 | Comments: 2
Joanna Goodrich considers the impact of NICE's aspirational guidance on the delivery of adult mental health care on patient-centred care.
20th December 2011 | Comments: 3
The report of the National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2011 has put a sharp focus on the care of people with dementia in hospitals.
20th October 2011 | Comments: 7
Drawing on experience from our Point of Care programme, Jocelyn Cornwell explores the options to improving the poor results on care shown in the CQC report.
18th October 2011 | Comments: 3
After the CQC report on quality of care, Anna Dixon asks if acute hospitals are providing the right care for people with dementia.
1st September 2011 | Comments: 6
Sarah Jonas asks what effect will large scale cuts to local authority social care budgets have on child and adolescent mental health services.
11th February 2011 | Comments: 8
If the government’s new mental health strategy is to have any force behind it, mental health needs to be fully reflected in the outcomes framework.