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NHS England Prevent Mental Health Guidance and new e-Learning package now available

The guidance is aimed at providers of NHS mental health services and contains information applicable to mental health professionals who work within them. It is designed to support providers and staff to exercise their statutory and professional duties to safeguard vulnerable adults, children and young people at risk of radicalisation. It sets out expectations and […]

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Nurses play vital role in improving lives of millions

Professor Jane Cummings has urged nurses to lead the way in improving the lives of millions of people living with a mental health condition or learning disability. It is estimated there are around 1.1 million people living with a learning disability in England. However, the number recorded in health and welfare systems is much lower. […]

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NHS commits to better care for expectant and new mums with mental health

Speaking to Mumsnet today Simon Stevens will announce the NHS trusts set to deliver more personalised care to expectant and new mums with serious mental ill health. The four new Mother and Baby Units revealed today will allow women to stay with their babies while receiving the specialist care they need. As many as one […]

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Mental health workforce plan

Health Education England has launched a mental health workforce plan. This outlines the workforce approach required to support delivery of the aims set out in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

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NHS England kicks off international search for ground-breaking patient-care innovations

NHS England’s Chief Executive Simon Stevens has issued a call for the world’s best healthcare innovations to improve frontline patient care, including in mental health services and GP practices. The NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) has already successfully helped transform patient care across the NHS by fast-tracking the uptake of pioneering ideas, equipment and technology such […]

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Mental health patients set to benefit from pioneering new digital services

Seven areas across England are set to trail-blaze digital services for mental health patients, which will include innovative apps to improve care and online access to ‘real-time’ patient records. NHS England has announced new funding for seven mental health trusts to enable these organisations to pioneer world-class, digital services to improve care for patients experiencing […]

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