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The State of Care in Mental Health Services 2014 - 2017

Dania Hanif

Published: July 20, 2017

The state of care in mental health services 2014 to 2017 presents findings from our programme of comprehensive inspections of specialist mental health services. The report combines evidence from our inspections and findings from our role monitoring use of the the Mental Health Act, as well as analysis of data from other sources. This rich…

Towards a smoke-free generation: tobacco control plan for England

Dania Hanif

Published: July 18, 2017

The Government has published a new Tobacco Control Plan for England today, which for the first time prioritises reducing smoking among people with a mental health condition. Although smoking rates have fallen significantly over the last 20 years, they have remained stubbornly high among those with poor mental health. Just over two in five adults…

Drug strategy 2017

Dania Hanif

Published: July 14, 2017

Home Office have published the new Drugs Strategy, which sets out how the Government and its partners, at local, national and international levels, will take new action to tackle drug misuse and the harm it causes. Drug misuse is common among people with mental health conditions: research indicates that up to 70% of people in community…

Five Year Forward View for Mental Health: Government Response

Dania Hanif

Published: January 9, 2017

This report sets out the government’s response to the work of the Mental Health Taskforce. The taskforce report to NHS England, the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, is an independent and far-reaching overview of what modern mental health services should be. The government will accept the taskforce report’s recommendations in full. This report…

Suicide Prevention: Third Annual Report

Dania Hanif

Published: January 9, 2017

The third progress report of the cross-government suicide prevention strategy details the activity that has taken place across England to reduce deaths by suicide in the year ending March 2016. This report is being used to update the 2012 strategy in 5 main areas: expanding the strategy to include self-harm prevention in its own right…

Monitoring the Mental Health Act: 2015 to 2016

Dania Hanif

Published: November 18, 2016

From: Care Quality Commission This report looks at how providers are applying standards or responding to the changes in the revised Mental Health Act Code of Practice. We highlight our concerns that patients are not receiving the support they need to be involved in their care and that some staff are not following the revised…

Physical healthcare for people with mental health problems

Dania Hanif

Published: May 20, 2016

This evidence-based information will help mental health nurses to improve the physical health and wellbeing of people living with mental health problems. This document focuses on how to deal with some of the main risk factors for physical health problems, and helps to make sure that people living with mental health problems have the same…

Mental Health Crisis Care: Health Based Places of Safety Funding

Dania Hanif

Published: May 8, 2016

As part of the mental health crisis care agreement (Crisis Care Concordat) to support people in a mental health crisis, 88 projects across England will receive funding to increase the number of health based places of safety. The funding will help to provide new crisis cafes and safe havens, street triage vehicles, and improve facilities…

NHS Outcomes Framework 2016 to 2017

Dania Hanif

Published: April 1, 2016

The NHS Outcomes Framework will remain unchanged for 2016 to 2017. NHS Outcomes Framework 2016 to 2017 at-a-glance document lists the indicators along with their status. The department will work to develop indicators that are not yet live, and keep the existing indicators under review. Data for the indicators of the NHS Outcomes Framework, as…

Social Work: Improving Adult Mental Health

Dania Hanif

Published: January 28, 2016

These 3 documents are part of the ‘Social Work for Better Mental Health’ initiative. They will help to improve social work across the mental health sector and to make sure the value of social work in improving mental wellbeing is recognised. The documents include: an overview of the strategy and importance of social work in…

Monitoring the Mental Health Act: 2014 to 2015

Dania Hanif

Published: December 10, 2015

From: Care Quality Commission This report looks at how providers are applying standards or responding to the changes in the revised Mental Health Act Code of Practice. We highlight our concerns that patients are not receiving the support they need to be involved in their care and benefit from the principles and safeguards in the…

2010 to 2015 Government Policy: Mental Health Service Reform

Dania Hanif

Published: May 8, 2015

The mental health policy of the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government.