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’
NHS mental health providers have slashed beds and staff levels as they cope with real term funding cuts and the soaring cost of sending patients hundreds of miles away for treatment.
Several NHS mental health providers saw double figure real terms reductions in their income between 2011-12 and 2013-14, HSJ analysis has revealed.
The cost of treating mental health inpatients in hospitals outside their local areas has spiralled, research by HSJ reveals.
Hospitals, GP practices and care homes could see pre-inspection notice periods trebled under a new Care Quality Commission approach.
Monitor has signalled the end of block contracts currently used to fund NHS mental health providers as part of a major shake up of the national payment system due to be introduced next year.
A health minister has accused NHS organisations of “shunting” mentally ill children into specialist inpatient care for financial reasons.
The share of NHS community health service funding going to private providers has sharply increased in recent years, a new study reveals.
Trusts taking part in the new Sign up to Safety campaign will be asked to commit to giving patients “airline style” safety advice on their stay in hospital, a trust chief executive leading the campaign has said.
GPs and pharmacists work together
In-depth analysis of suicide among those involved in NHS incidents
Network is supporting mental health leads
A survey of sustainability shows an awareness gap among clinicians