Mental Health Services failing…

The Healthcare Commission have released a review today of mental health services in England. It comes as no surprise that they’ve found something like half the clients/patients are getting a “sub-standard” service. It seems to me that this is nothing new. Mental Health charities often release reports that highlight the poor deal that people with mental health problems get. Waiting lists to see a clinical psychologist are horrendously long, and from what I can see, the service is often overworked and under resourced.
This is just the tip of the iceberg if you read the BBC’s “Have Your Say” board on the subject. Some of the comments about poor service are downright scary. Read the corresponding news article here.
Of course more funds are desperately needed, but I shall refrain from commenting on the abysmal way in which I think NHS funding is being used…
Mental Nurse has also written about this from a staff perspective.

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One thought on “Mental Health Services failing…

  1. Mary says:

    I wonder if this totally shocking revelation will be on the BBC’s “ten things we didn’t know last week”?

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