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Mental health news this week - part 2



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From my local Trust;

Health leaders set priorities for new Government to tackle huge pressures - www.nhsconfed.org/news/2019/11/health-leaders-set-priorities-for-new-government-to-tackle-huge-pressures

Shared Lives Plus is challenging commissioners to get more ‘disruptive’ - www.nesta.org.uk/blog/lets-get-disruptive-healthcare/

"Innovative" mental health services announced for Greater Manchester’s students - www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/Health-Service-Focus/innovative-mental-health-services-announced-for-greater-manchesters-students

New analysis of mortality data shows a rising number of avoidable deaths among the under 50s - www.health.org.uk/news-and-comment/news/uk-risking-fall-in-national-life-expectancy

Dementia care costs to nearly treble in next two decades - www.lse.ac.uk/News/Latest-news-from-LSE/2019/K-November-2019/Dementia-care

Mental Health Allocations Formula - Person-based Resource Allocation for Mental Health model (PRAMH2): 2019/20 to 2023/24 revenue allocations - www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/mental-health-allocations-formula.pdf

Recorded Dementia Diagnoses (October 2019) - Recorded Dementia Diagnoses October 2019 - NHS Digital

Royal College of Psychiatrists publish manifesto - www.rcpsych.ac.uk/news-and-features/latest-news/detail/2019/11/19/royal-college-of-psychiatrists-sets-out-bold-vision-to-improve-the-country’s-mental-health

Overhaul in pathway for flagship Birmingham mental health service leads to 30 per cent reduction in waiting list - www.hsj.co.uk/birmingham-womens-and-childrens-nhs-foundation-trust/new-triage-process-helps-struggling-service-cut-waiting-list-by-30pc/7026346.article

Trust and telecoms giant may use patient phone data to predict crises - www.hsj.co.uk/mental-health/trust-and-telecoms-giant-may-use-patient-phone-data-to-predict-crises/7026411.article

Mental Health Foundation announces new prevention strategy and new President - www.mentalhealth.org.uk/news/mental-health-foundation-announces-new-prevention-strategy-and-new-president

Research study looking at Personality traits of drug users - www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/latest-news/personality-traits-of-drug-users-2489

Raising awareness of the Learning Disability Annual Health Check - www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/latest-news/raising-awareness-of-the-learning-disability-annual-health-check-2490

Little boxes of love for Sunderland carers - www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/little-boxes-of-love-for-sunderland-carers/

All public services should be trauma-informed to better support women, says new report - www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/news/all-public-services-should-be-trauma-informed-better-support-women-says-new-report

NHS Digital publishes detailed picture of mental health in England - NHS Digital publishes detailed picture of mental health in England - NHS Digital

Drug-related hospital admissions data for 2018-19 published in new report - Drug-related hospital admissions data for 2018-19 published in new report - NHS Digital

Two-thirds of adults will be carer – and the burden falls on women - www.carersuk.org/images/News__campaigns/CarersRightsDay_Nov19_FINAL.pdf
College seeks to ensure mental health is heard as services integrate - www.rcpsych.ac.uk/news-and-features/latest-news/detail/2019/11/28/college-seeks-to-ensure-mental-health-is-heard-as-services-integrate

Mental health campaign ‘It Takes Balls to Talk’ wins award - www.covwarkpt.nhs.uk/our-news/mental-health-campaign-it-takes-balls-to-talk-wins-award-1714

Age of the Algorithm: Three key principles to help public sector organisations make the most of Artificial Intelligence tools - https://media.nesta.org.uk/documents/Decision-making_in_the_age_of_the_algorithm.pdf

NHS in England has cancelled 175,000 appointments in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) : an overall increase of 25% compared to the previous year - www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/mind-reveals-thousands-of-mental-health-appointments-for-children-cancelled-by-the-nhs-in-england/

Excellence in mental health reporting celebrated last night at the Bupa Mind Media Awards - www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/excellence-in-mental-health-reporting-celebrated-last-night-at-the-bupa-mind-media-awards/

A mental health crisis for children and young people - The next government must make young people's mental health a priority

Experimental waiting times data for autism services published for first time - Experimental waiting times data for autism services published for first time - NHS Digital

Imperative for trusts to help improve the health and wellbeing of NHS staff - Imperative for trusts to help improve the health and wellbeing of NHS staff

RCPsych responds to independent report into the wellbeing of doctors - www.rcpsych.ac.uk/news-and-features/latest-news/detail/2019/11/14/rcpsych-responds-to-independent-report-into-the-wellbeing-of-doctors

Royal College of Psychiatrists wins Charity of the Year at the 2019 European Diversity Awards - www.rcpsych.ac.uk/news-and-features/latest-news/detail/2019/11/15/royal-college-of-psychiatrists-wins-charity-of-the-year-at-the-2019-european-diversity-awards

Imperative for trusts to help improve the health and wellbeing of NHS staff - www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/sections/press-releases/2019/can-you-dance-your-way-to-better-health-and-well-being-for-the-first-time,-who-studies-the-link-between-arts-and-health

NHS Employers partner with Mind to improve mental health in the workplace - www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/toolkit/supporting-healthcare-workers-mental-health/

Enfield Care Home Assessment Team (CHAT) new model of care reduces costs and improves outcomes for residents - A good CHAT boosts quality and saves money in dementia care

#WonderfulWomenDo launched on a wave of celebration and positivity across health and care - www.nhsemployers.org/news/2019/11/the-health-and-care-women-leaders-network-have-launched-a-new-campaign

Impact and future of Health and Wellbeing Boards and Integrated Care Systems - www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/articles/health-wellbeing-boards-integrated-care-systems

A west midlands trust is set to lose roughly 20 per cent of its income after deciding not to renew a mental health contract, as two providers reshape around the patches of their integrated care systems - www.hsj.co.uk/commissioning/trust-drops-50m-contract-to-reshape-around-ics/7026355.article

Millions of men in the UK affected by body image issues – Mental Health Foundation survey - www.mentalhealth.org.uk/news/millions-men-uk-affected-body-image-issues-mental-health-foundation-survey

Louis Theroux: Mothers on the Edge shortlisted for Mind Media Award 2019 - www.slam.nhs.uk/media/news/louis-theroux-mothers-on-the-edge-shortlisted-for-award

Our Trust declares a Climate Emergency - www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/latest-news/our-trust-declares-a-climate-emergency-2478

Consultation on prescribing rights for psychologists - www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/consultation-on-prescribing-rights-for-psychologists/

Celebrations as Ofsted inspects Oxford Health’s career-forging apprenticeship programme - www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/news/celebrations-as-ofsted-inspects-oxford-healths-career-forging-apprenticeship-programme/

Peer Support Programme attracts international attention - www.cpft.nhs.uk/Latest-news/Global-health-leaders-to-learn-about-work-of-CPFT.htm

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent set to introduce One Health and Care electronic integrated care records - www.mpft.nhs.uk/about-us/latest-news/staffordshire-and-stoke-trent-set-introduce-one-health-and-care-electronic-integrated-care-records

100,000 more people to be given personal health budgets - www.gov.uk/government/news/100-000-more-people-to-be-given-personal-health-budgets

Troubling rise in detention rates shows urgent need for Mental Health Act reform - www.nhsconfed.org/news/2019/10/troubling-rise-in-detention-rates-shows-why-mental-health-act-reform-is-so-important

Work needed to improve care for people with learning disabilities - www.nhsconfed.org/news/2019/11/work-needed-to-improve-care-for-people-with-learning-disabilities

Guidance: Children and young people’s mental health: prevention evidence - www.gov.uk/government/publications/children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-prevention-evidence

Human rights of many people with a learning disability and/or autism are being breached in mental health hospitals - www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/human-rights-committee/news-parliament-2017/detention-learning-disabilities-autism-young-people-report-published-19-20/

Not enough evidence to support the use of medical cannabis to treat mental health conditions - www.nhs.uk/news/mental-health/study-on-the-treatment-of-mental-health-conditions-using-medical-cannabis/

LGA and NALC join forces to tackle loneliness - www.local.gov.uk/lga-and-nalc-join-forces-tackle-loneliness

Free Mental Health First Aid training offered to employers as part of ground-breaking new study - www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/news/free-mental-health-first-aid-study

NHS trials art, dance, and music therapy for largest study of its kind - www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/news/therapy/nhs-trials-art-dance-and-music-therapy-for-largest-study-of-its-kind

The Scottish Affairs Committee publishes report on Problem Drug Use in Scotland - www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/news/mental-health-disorders/scottish-affairs-committee-calls-for-decriminalisation-and-safe-drug-consumption-rooms

Mental Health Act Statistics, Annual Figures (2018-19) - Mental Health Act Statistics, Annual Figures 2018-19 - NHS Digital

Addressing workforce and funding pressures on services must accompany Mental Health Act reform - Addressing workforce and funding pressures on services must accompany mental health act reform

The Health Foundation launch national data network to tackle health challenges - www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/Health-Care-News/the-health-foundation-launch-national-data-network-to-tackle-health-challenges-

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System has put £1,101,877 of funding into a new public and voluntary sector - www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/Health-Care-News/new-partnership-will-allow-those-with-serious-mental-illnesses-into-work-

Meeting the demand for children’s occupational therapy (finf file online) - ILSM Children's report A4 8pp D5 (3).pdf

New supporting information available for inspectors and Mental Health Act reviewers to address the risk factors of closed environments - www.cqc.org.uk/news/stories/new-supporting-information-inspectors-mental-health-act-reviewers-addresses-risk

College’s National Clinical Audit of Anxiety and Depression (NCAAD) wins award for patient involvement - www.rcpsych.ac.uk/news-and-features/latest-news/detail/2019/10/28/college’s-national-clinical-audit-of-anxiety-and-depression-(ncaad)-wins-award-for-patient-involvement

Ex-DH boss declares ‘scandal’ in mental healthcare - www.hsj.co.uk/quality-and-performance/ex-dh-boss-declares-scandal-in-mental-healthcare/7026229.article

CQC needs urgent reform - www.hsj.co.uk/patient-safety/cqc-needs-urgent-reform-to-protect-patients-from-abuse/7026282.article

New £1million project to help those with serious mental illness into work - www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/latest-news/new-1million-project-to-help-those-with-serious-mental-illness-into-work-2476

News from Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS FT - Children’s Learning Disability Service receives prestigious Nursing Times award - www.cntw.nhs.uk/news/childrens-learning-disability-service-receives-prestigious-nursing-times-award/

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) has now been fully launched in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire offering a unique service for people over 18 - www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/news/new-employment-service-to-help-patients-find-their-perfect-job/

News from Midlands Partnership NHS FT - Confidence in the wards at Redwoods - www.mpft.nhs.uk/about-us/latest-news/confidence-wards-redwoods

News from Department of Health and Social Care - Personalised suicide bereavement support will be available on the NHS in England - www.gov.uk/government/news/suicide-bereavement-support-to-be-made-available-across-england

NICE to support new valuation study for England for EQ-5D-5L questionnaire - www.nice.org.uk/news/blog/nice-to-support-new-valuation-study-for-england-for-eq-5d-5l-questionnaire

Deep inequalities exist in health outcomes for LGBT communities - www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/women-and-equalities-committee/news-parliament-2017/lgbt-health-social-care-report-published-19-20/

Anorexia in younger children may be increasing - www.nhs.uk/news/mental-health/anorexia-younger-children-may-be-increasing/

UK wide summit announced to tackle drug deaths - www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-wide-summit-announced-to-tackle-drug-deaths

Put mental health at the heart of a good education, says Centre for Mental Health report - www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/news/put-mental-health-heart-good-education-says-centre-mental-health-report

Children fear addiction to online gaming and the gambling-like behaviour it encourages - www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/news/children/children-fear-addiction-to-online-gaming-and-the-gambling-like-behaviour-it-encourages

Prescription processing is to become digital by default as the final phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is rolled out across the country - Universal electronic prescriptions could save NHS £300m in next three years - NHS Digital

News from NHS Providers - We must address workforce challenges in order to recruit and retain staff - We must address workforce challenges in order to recruit and retain staff

Almost £2m Rough Sleeping grant awarded for health of homeless - Almost £2m Rough Sleeping grant awarded for health of homeless

Access to 24-7 confidential advice and support for all NHS doctors and dentists - www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/Health-Service-Focus/access-to-24-7-confidential-advice-and-support-for-all-nhs-doctors-and-dentists-

New national academy for social prescribing launched - www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/Health-Service-Focus/new-national-academy-for-social-prescribing-launched