England’s mental health care lacks money, yes – but it also lacks compassion

We have made great progress in England when it comes to acceptance and knowledge around mental health issues. But have our basic services also improved in tandem? We are told that clinical approaches to mental health are getting better: that the coercive control of the asylum era is over, heralding care in the community; that the blossomingContinue reading “England’s mental health care lacks money, yes – but it also lacks compassion”

After Edenfield: Human Rights Now

HUMAN RIGHTS NOW! PUBLIC MEETING Saturday, 10 December 2- 4 pm Lincoln Room 1, Central Hall Manchester, Oldham StreetManchester, M1 1JQ Please let us know your coming here Speakers The Panorama programme on Edenfield showed an abuse of human rights that are system wide. It wasn’t just the acts of individual workers but a systemContinue reading “After Edenfield: Human Rights Now”

People in Greater Manchester waiting months between NHS therapy sessions for mental health conditions

Exclusive analysis of NHS data shows which health bodies in the city-region are missing targets to get people into a first appointment within six weeks of a referral. Exclusive analysis of NHS data also shows which health bodies in the city-region are missing targets to get people into a first appointment within six weeks ofContinue reading “People in Greater Manchester waiting months between NHS therapy sessions for mental health conditions”

‘Happy-go-lucky’ woman died after self-harming at Jigsaw Independent Hospital whilst supervised by mental health staff, inquest hears

Claire Morris, 35, was receiving 24-hour supervision after being granted leave from a mental health unit in Didsbury A woman sectioned under the mental health act died after self-harming in her home – where she was receiving 24-hour supervision, an inquest heard. Claire Morris, 35, had been granted leave from a mental health unit inContinue reading “‘Happy-go-lucky’ woman died after self-harming at Jigsaw Independent Hospital whilst supervised by mental health staff, inquest hears”

External Clinical Review of Edenfield makes 31 recommendations addressing lack of safety and need to address failings in use of seclusion

A briefing note issued last week by chief executive of GMMH, Neil Thwaite told staff: “The Panorama programme was broadcast on September 28, 2022. “The board was appalled by the content of the broadcast, which was both deeply upsetting and intensely challenging.” “The trust board continues to work closely with NHS England, the Ministry of Justice, NHSContinue reading “External Clinical Review of Edenfield makes 31 recommendations addressing lack of safety and need to address failings in use of seclusion”

A dozen staff sacked after allegations patients were abused in GMMH mental health unit

Thirty staff are the subject of disciplinary action after claims in a BBC Panorama programme that patients were abused at an NHS mental health unit. A dozen have been sacked, the MEN undertands, and another 18 are to face hearings. Chair of GMMH , Rupert Nichols, formally apologised on behalf of the entire Board toContinue reading “A dozen staff sacked after allegations patients were abused in GMMH mental health unit”

Rowan Thompson: Inquest into the death of teen mental health inpatient concludes neglect

The inquest into the death of teenager Rowan Thompson concluded yesterday (31 October 2022), with the jury finding that Rowan died of Cardiac Arrythmia due to Severe Hypokalaemia of unknown cause, contributed to by neglect due to the failure to communicate the findings of blood tests. The inquest was heard over six days at NorthContinue reading “Rowan Thompson: Inquest into the death of teen mental health inpatient concludes neglect”

Prestwich unit bosses can’t check CCTV despite ‘five workers failing to observe patients’ the day teenager died, inquest hears

A senior leader admits the issues when Rowan Thompson died were likely not a ‘one-off’ Bosses cannot check workers on a Prestwich mental health unit are carrying out observations using CCTV, despite five staff failing to do so correctly the day a teenager died, an inquest has heard. Rowan Thompson died aged 18 on October 3, 2020. Continue reading Prestwich unit bosses can’t check CCTV despite ‘five workers failing to observe patients’ the day teenager died, inquest hears

Nursing Narratives ‘Exposed’ Film Screening at Manchester Met University

This is a special screening about nursing and racism taking place during Black History Month at Manchester Metropolitan University Wednesady, 19 October 2022, 16:00 – 18:30 BST Brooks Building, Manchester Metropolitan University 53 Bonsall Street Hulme M15 6GX Book you place here This is a special screening of ‘Exposed’ a documentary features over about theContinue reading “Nursing Narratives ‘Exposed’ Film Screening at Manchester Met University”