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National Data Opt-Out

Dania Hanif

Published: April 11, 2018

The Association  invited colleagues from NHS Digital to our North West Members’ Meeting who shared information about the National Data Opt-Out Programme, which is being implemented following a Government review on data security and data sharing in the health and social care system. The Data Opt-Out Programme is now implementing a service to allow people…

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New Trustees Appointed

Dania Hanif

Published: April 11, 2018

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed three new Independent Trustees to our Board. We are now joined by Sarah Hughes, CEO of Centre for Mental Health; Steve Appleton, CEO of Contact Consulting; and Steve Gilbert, Serious Mental Illness – Living Experience Consultant. The three Trustees join our Board at an exciting time…

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Mental Health Supported Housing Survey

Dania Hanif

Published: April 11, 2018

The Government’s decision to drop the proposal to cap the amount of Housing Benefit paid to tenants in supported housing at the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate came after concerted campaigning by the sector. Despite this victory, the future of short-term supported housing (provided for up to two years) remains under threat. We are supporting…

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New Address

Dania Hanif

Published: March 19, 2018

As of Monday 19 March, our new address is: Third Floor, Watson House 54 Baker Street London, W1U 7EX For all general enquiries, please call 020 7766 7498 or email info@amhp.org.uk

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Office Closed!

Dania Hanif

Published: March 12, 2018

Our office will be closed between Tuesday 13 March and Monday 19 March whilst we relocate. Our new address will be: Watson House 54 Baker Street London, W1U 7EX Our telephone lines will not be in operation during this time. If you need to contact us, please email info@amhp.org.uk. Thank you!

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CQC's Thematic Review of Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Dania Hanif

Published: March 8, 2018

#WeAreListening Association of Mental Health Providers has been an active and engaged member of the Expert Advisory Group of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) Thematic Review of Children and Young People’s mental health. The Review was established by the Prime Minister in January 2017 and has delivered its programme activity through two distinct phases. The…

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HEE and Skills for Health Learning Disability and Autism Survey

Dania Hanif

Published: March 1, 2018

The future of Learning Disability and Autism services within England is a priority in the Five Year Forward View. Given the workforce changes which may be required to better support people’s changing needs, Health Education England have commissioned Skills for Health to support Transforming Care Partnerships in developing the Learning Disability and Autism workforce across…

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CQC Report on MH Rehabilitation Services and OAPs

Dania Hanif

Published: March 1, 2018

Care Quality Commission have published a briefing looking at mental health rehabilitation inpatient services, including ward types, bed numbers and use by clinical commissioning groups and NHS trusts, which has found that people in rehabilitation services for serious mental health conditions are more likely to be placed ‘out of area’ and far from their home. Working in…

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CQC Publish Annual Report on Mental Health Act

Dania Hanif

Published: February 27, 2018

Care Quality Commission have today published their annual report on the use of the Mental Health Act – Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2016/17, looking at how providers are caring for patients and whether patients’ rights are being protected. The number of people detained in hospital under the MHA has increased in recent years and…

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Recovery Space - Report and Campaign Launched

Dania Hanif

Published: February 20, 2018

New analysis of national data by the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute estimates that 23,000 people in England were struggling in problem debt last year whilst in hospital for their mental health. This group are likely to be receiving calls and emails from banks, credit card companies, local authorities and other creditors whilst in…

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NHS 70 Youth Volunteering

Dania Hanif

Published: January 30, 2018

As part of the 70th birthday celebrations,  NHS England is working with its partners to support the development of volunteering across the service, with a particular focus upon the promotion of the NHS70 Youth Volunteering Campaign. To launch this campaign and help it gather momentum over the coming months, NHSE have an exciting schedule of interactive…

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Trustee Vacancies

Dania Hanif

Published: January 23, 2018

Association of Mental Health Providers is the leading representative body for voluntary and community sector mental health organisations in England and Wales. We represent our membership of small, medium and large providers – from locally focused to regional and national organisations with the purpose of providing a professional platform on which the vital work of…

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