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Priory to close 'inadequate' High Wycombe hospital
Inspectors found serious problems at facility for teens with learning disabilities
Measuring Different Types of Relationship Styles in Psychosis
NHS England » Guide to making information accessible for people with a learning disability
Health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations
'It's like the light's come back on': connecting care service users with their communities
A new project tackles social isolation by building links between older and learning-disabled people and their neighbourhoods
Mental health hospital inadequate after inspectors find 'troubling' findings
Staff did not always respectpeople’s dignity and privacy
Pharmacists call for medicines reviews
Patients taking 10 or more medicines should have regular reviews of their prescriptions with a pharmacist or GP.
Mum's Universal Credit hell in mouldy and crumbling flat
Linda Lavercombe says it's been an endless battle trying to maintain a stable life since moving onto benefits
Maternity services survey 2018 | Care Quality Commission
Read the results of our latest survey which looked at the experiences of people receiving maternity services.
Prescribing exercise and art to NHS patients
NHS England plans to recruit 1,000 "social prescribers" to refer patients to local activities.
'High' survival for stage 1-3 cancers
Ten-year survival rates are highest for skin cancer and lowest for lung cancer in England, data suggests.
Teenager fights for funding of children’s mental health care
by Ceren Sagir
Mental health scandal: My seven year battle to free my autistic son
A MOTHER of an autistic man has won a seven-year battle for him to be released after he was locked up in a mental health unit.
‘You can’t rehabilitate someone into society when they’re locked away’ | Saba Salman
Many people with learning disabilities are stuck in secure units instead of living in the community, says social affairs journalist Saba Salman
Mental health patients missing GP appointments 'at risk'
Those who miss two a year are eight times more likely to die in the subsequent 18 months, a study suggests.
Exclusive: Government cuts NHS spending boost by £2bn
Health Service Journal
The government will give the NHS £2bn less in real terms over the next five years than it previously said, having pushed back the planned funding growth, HSJ can reveal.
Cheap common drugs may help mental illness
Drugs may already exist that could help patients with bipolar, schizophrenia and severe mental illness.
A 16-year-old's petition on mental health is a must-sign
Something needs to be done
Hospitals 'coping better with winter'
There are fewer A&E closures and ambulance delays than last year, but doctors warn cold snap could change picture.
'Inadequate' NHS services put under-18s with mental health issues at risk
Survey of GPs from across the UK reveals children and young people struggle to access treatment and face long delays
Lack of NHS mental health services puts under-18s at risk, say GPs | Society | The Guardian
YoungMinds Crisis Messenger
If you are a young person experiencing a mental health crisis, you can text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free, 24/7 support.
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