Leaders at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust are “starting to get to grips” with underlying issues putting patients at risk, according to inspectors.
Advanced nursing roles in mental health are taking longer to catch on than in other specialisms, despite being beneficial to patients and helping practitioners to develop their careers, it has been claimed.
A UK study that attempted to untangle the casual factors behind schizophrenia and the role of cannabis, has suggested that patients with the condition use the drug as self-therapy.
Two respected mental health professionals have been spared jail after pleading guilty to fraudulently obtaining NHS funds for their charity, which provided training to primary care staff.
New figures from NHS Protect show that attacks on health service staff in England have risen sharply by over 2,500 in the past year, with more than 70,000 assaults reported overall.
Prime minister Theresa May has today set out a series of new policies aimed at improving mental health provision, including more than £80m of spending commitments to improve digital access and expand community services.
Staff have been praised for their efforts after Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust saw its Care Quality Commission rating upgraded from “requires improvement” to “good”.
The health secretary has agreed to meet a nurse who claims her daughter has attempted suicide because of delays in getting the right treatment for depression from her local trust.
People with mental health problems should be involved in preventing violent behaviour and get a “debrief” after any incident that involved them being restrained or sedated, suggest proposals.
New guidance has been published to ensure people with mental health problems get “help not harm” when police are summoned by healthcare professionals to deal with violent incidents.