Mental health

National commitments to transform and improve mental health care are welcome but extra funding needs to get through to the frontline and workforce gaps addressed in order for services to meet rapidly growing demand and transform for the future.

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09 Mar 2023

Make the mental health of NHS staff a priority

Zosia Walecka discusses the importance of looking after the mental health and wellbeing of NHS staff and the need for national-level action to sustainably support the workforce.

Zosia WaleckaZosia Walecka
09 Feb 2023

NHS Providers responds to NAO report on mental health services

Saffron Cordery responds to a National Audit Office (NAO) warning that millions of people with mental health needs are unable to access services.

08 Feb 2023

Let's connect – a better system of care for children and young people depends on it

Saffron Cordery discusses the good work of NHS mental health trusts and the significant challenges they also face in supporting children and young people with their care.

Saffron CorderySaffron Cordery
03 Feb 2023

The NHS in 2023: January has set the tone for a challenging year ahead

Saffron Cordery discusses the challenges that lay ahead for the NHS in what is set to be another extremely busy year for the health service.

Saffron CorderySaffron Cordery
23 Jan 2023

NHS Providers responds to announcement of rapid review into mental health inpatient safety

Miriam Deakin responds to the written ministerial statement announcing a rapid review into the safety of patients in inpatient mental healthcare settings.

23 Jan 2023

NHS Providers responds to DHSC announcement on mental health services

Saffron Cordery responds to an announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on £150m investment in mental health urgent and emergency care services.

19 Jan 2023

On the day briefing: Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill 2022 report

This briefing summarises the Joint Committee's on the Draft Mental Health Bill 2022 report

Ella FullerElla Fuller
19 Jan 2023

MPs and peers highlight major pressures on mental health services

Saffron Cordery responds to a report of the 'Joint committee on the draft Mental Health Bill'.

03 Jan 2023

Mental health trusts worried by youngsters' long waits for care

Adam Brimelow responds to NHS England figures showing a near 40% rise in the number of children needing help for serious mental health problems.

08 Dec 2022

Mental health and 999 services working together but both need more support

Miriam Deakin responds to NHS England plans for more mental health staff to work in 999 call centres and with paramedics to support patients and ease pressure on emergency services.

28 Nov 2022

NHS Providers responds to government announcement to tackle 'biggest health challenges'

Saffron Cordery responds to the government announcement of over £113m to tackle the 'biggest health challenges'.

03 Nov 2022

Improving quality of care for people with learning disabilities and autism must be a priority

Miriam Deakin responds to a Care Quality Commission report on the hospital experiences of people with learning disabilities and autism.

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