New Horizons

New Horizons

No funds promised with New Horizons mental health strategy

A cross-governmental action plan has set out a framework for the next decade of mental health policy - but without targets or a funding commitment.

New Horizons

Mental health trusts respond to New Horizons

Mental health trusts are pressing the government to look at fresh ways of protecting services given predicted activity increases and the lack of a national tariff.

Mental health spending by region

PCTs urged to chase mental health value

Patchy spending on adult mental health services around the country has prompted calls for commissioners to tackle inequalities and ensure they are getting value for money.

An "aspirational" strategy setting out the next 10 years of mental health policy has been welcomed despite a lack of detail on how it will be achieved.

New Horizons policy direction lauded despite missing details

An “aspirational” strategy setting out the next 10 years of mental health policy has been welcomed despite a lack of detail on how it will be achieved.

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Call for ambitious mental health targets

Public services such as the NHS, schools and transport should be set targets to reduce the financial burden of mental illness, according to mental health leaders.

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Recession 'more damaging to men's mental health than women's'

The recession is having a disproportionately negative effect on men’s mental health, according to a report published today.

DH seeks views on new mental health strategy

A series of “listening events” is being held to gather views on the Department of Health’s new mental health strategy.

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Healthcare Commission criticises older people's mental healthcare

Older people with mental health concerns are often denied the full range of services offered to the young

New unit to oversee delivery of mental health policies

The National Institute for Mental Health in England is being scrapped and replaced with a new agency to oversee the implementation of mental health policies.

HSJ talks to care services minister Phil Hope

Care services minister Phil Hope promises his personal experience of the health service as a Hodgkin’s patient will mean service users are at the heart of his policies. Helen Crump finds out what’s on his to-do list. Plus, watch an exclusive video interview with Mr Hope