Mental Health Network welcomes commitment to mental health in Queen’s Speech

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Responding to the Queen’s Speech, Mental Health Network chief executive Sean Duggan said: “We welcome the Government’s commitment to prioritising mental health and the planned reform of mental health legislation which is much needed. The Mental Health Act has played an important role in supporting people who have reached the point of crisis, but it is nearly 35 years old and clearly needs refreshing. “It would have been a mistake to scrap...

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‘Stop launching life rafts and start fixing the ship’

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

In the final keynote address of day one at Confed17, Niall Dickson offered his reflections on current challenges facing members, and called for the new UK parliament to take the opportunity to ‘reset the clock,’ and have a national conversation to consider what can be achieved in the months and years ahead. Acknowledging the response to the terror attacks in London and Manchester and today’s devastating fire in West London, Niall praised the...

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Confed17 opening speech by NHS Confederation chairman Stephen Dorrell

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Blog, NHS | 0 comments

Stephen Dorrell, chairman of the NHS Confederation, gave the opening speech at Confed17 today and told the audience of more than 1,000 NHS leaders that a thorough review of long term demand patterns in health and care is needed. His speech follows. “Wonderful professional care …. on a daily basis”. The words of Alex on the film you have just seen. Alex expressed far more eloquently than I ever could the reason why we are here. We shall talk...

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Brexit Health Alliance to be voice of health sector as UK leaves EU​

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

As the UK moves into negotiations with the EU, a new alliance has been formed to safeguard the interests of patients and the healthcare and research they rely on. The Brexit Health Alliance brings together the NHS, medical research, industry, patients and public health organisations. It will be co-chaired by Sir Hugh Taylor, the former permanent secretary of the Department of Health, and Niall Dickson, the Chief Executive of the NHS...

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Half of unpaid carers are providing care out of guilt

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

75% of adults would feel guilty if they couldn’t provide care for a family member  42% of those who expect to need care within the next ten years would in fact be happy if a family member refused to provide care and left them needing professional help. One in four people receiving care felt the decision-making process sowed seeds of resentment in their family Half felt they would have made a better care choice if they fully understood the...

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