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CQC Publish Annual Report on Mental Health Act 2017/18

Dania Hanif

Published: February 26, 2019

Care Quality Commission have today published their annual report on the use of the Mental Health Act – Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2017/18, looking at how providers are caring for patients and whether patients’ rights are being protected. It has concluded that there has been an overall improvement in some aspects of care in 2016…

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Personal Health Budgets for people with mental health needs

Dania Hanif

Published: February 21, 2019

The Association welcomes the announcement today by  Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Care, extending the legal ‘rights to have’ a personal health budget for people with mental health needs eligible for Section 117 aftercare services and wheelchair users in response to the recent consultation.  It is estimated that around 100,000 people will benefit from…

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NHS Long Term Plan Response

Dania Hanif

Published: January 7, 2019

NHS England has today published the NHS Long Term Plan, setting out their strategy and ambition for how, over the next ten years, they will make the NHS fit for the future and through the measures outlined, tackle some of the most significant health inequalities in society. Welcoming the NHS Long Term Plan, Chief Executive Kathy…

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Merry Christmas!

Dania Hanif

Published: December 20, 2018

Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the peace and joy of the season!   As we approach the Christmas holidays and the end of the year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support and hard work this year! 2018 has been an exciting (and busy!) year for us –…

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Women's Mental Health Taskforce Report Published

Dania Hanif

Published: December 19, 2018

The Women’s Mental Health Taskforce – co-chaired by Jackie Doyle-Price, Minister for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention, and Katharine Sacks-Jones, Chief Executive of Agenda, – has today set out its key principles for gender and trauma-informed care in its final report. Women are more likely to experience common mental health conditions than men, and while…

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Mental Health Act Review Report Published

Dania Hanif

Published: December 6, 2018

Association of Mental Health Providers welcomes the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act (MHA) Report published today. Chaired by Professor Sir Simon Wessely, the report, Modernising the Mental Health Act, has outlined 154 recommendations for change, of which two have already been accepted by the Government. The MHA, described by Professor Wessely as being…

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The Association Launches Sector Sustainability Campaign + VCSE Council

Dania Hanif

Published: December 5, 2018

As the leading representative organisation for voluntary and community sector mental health service providers, we believe it is essential that the sector has a consensus on its offer, impact, and the difference it makes, which highlights its value and strength, and is sufficiently aligned. The voluntary and community sector has a significant role in the…

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Principles for Mental Health in the Long-Term NHS Plan - A Consensus Statement

Dania Hanif

Published: December 5, 2018

Association of Mental Health Providers is pleased to present the following Consensus Statement with the Mental Health Policy Group and partner organisations committed to improving the lives of people with mental health needs. Together we represent providers, professionals, the voluntary and community sector and hundreds of thousands of people who use the NHS and services…

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Matt Hancock's Vision for Prevention

Dania Hanif

Published: November 5, 2018

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has outlined his vision for the future health and care system with his vision document – Prevention is better than cure – setting out how new technology, workplace strategies and the power of local communities can be used to support people with health issues and prevent worsening health. The…

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Developing Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health at a Local Level to Enable Equality of Outcomes

Dania Hanif

Published: October 23, 2018

Association of Mental Health Providers, as leads of the Mental Health Consortium, are leading a Health and Wellbeing Alliance work programme on the Prevention Concordat and the Voluntary Sector Contribution. Working alongside 15 Alliance partners, we are developing a resource on ‘Health Inequalities and Fairer and Equitable Society’, which will collate sources of information and…

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APPG on MH Report into Five Year Forward View

Dania Hanif

Published: October 16, 2018

Adults with severe mental illnesses are struggling to get support, as ‘core’ mental health services have been left behind by the government’s mental health strategy, according to a report published by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Mental Health today. Published ahead of the NHS long-term plan next month, the APPG on Mental Health…

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Leading social care interest groups warn government that its mental capacity reforms are not fit for purpose

Dania Hanif

Published: October 9, 2018

Leading social care interest groups from across the care sector are calling on the Government to urgently rethink its Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill that is now at a crucial parliamentary stage. Concerns about the legislation are outlined in a new paper ahead of the House of Lords committee stage when it will be scrutinised by…

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