Nick Clegg is pushing for next year’s NHS budget to be topped up with enough winter pressures funding to leave the service in a ‘healthy state’ for the next government
Parts of the mental health service could be destabilised by the ‘cluster’ payment system proposed for the sector, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned.
Hospitals that blinker themselves to the potential of working with mental health providers will usher in their ‘own financial demise’, the NHS England official overseeing the service has warned
Commissioners and regulators need to improve their ‘patchy’ record of supporting struggling providers, the Care Quality Commission has said.
STRUCTURE: Norfolk County Council has ended its formal agreement with a mental health trust after losing confidence in its capacity to guarantee outcomes for social care service users.
Mental health trusts could be asked to hit a suite of new waiting time targets by 2020 at a cost of more than £130m a year.
An Oxford trust heading up a consortium with five other providers looks set to win an innovative contract to deliver integrated adult mental health services
Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group has joined forces with its local authority to create a £1.7bn plan to change the way health and social care services for over 65-year-olds are commissioned.
A national strategy for digital technology in mental health could help improve services, according to a new report that found few providers allow patients to book appointments online.
The Liberal Democrats have adopted a policy of moving to ‘equality of funding’ for mental health services – a pledge that, if enacted, would move around £13bn of funding into mental health from the acute sector.
The Liberal Democrats would seek to invest an additional £500m a year in mental health services if they formed part of another government, HSJ can reveal.
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will today announce £120m investment in mental health services and the introduction of waiting time targets for the sector.
Trusts in London and Merseyside have ended their contracts with Capita for human resources and pay services
London lacks a ‘collective vision’ for improving mental health services, according to a new report by the King’s Fund which identifies systemic barriers to improving services in the capital.
Almost one in three people with mental health problems do not know where to turn in the event of a crisis, new figures show.
Commissioners plan to increase their total spending on mental health services by £120m this year, a rise of 1.4 per cent in cash terms, HSJ can reveal.
Latest national figures have shown wide variation in the length of time patients diagnosed with anxiety or depression wait for therapy.
Almost one in six mental health patients are attempting suicide as they face ‘unacceptably long’ waits for help, experts have warned.
Health services are buckling under the pressure caused by new legal highs and the increasing use of club drugs, leading doctors have suggested.
Care minister Norman Lamb said services available to young people are ‘not fit for purpose’
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