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Government pledges at least 4600 new crisis care nurse posts for mental health - Nursing Times

At least 4,600 extra crisis care nurses are to be created as part of a major workforce plan announced by the government today to improve mental health services. The increase will include extra nurses, therapists, psychiatrists, peer support workers and ...and more »

Government promises an extra 21000 NHS mental health staff -

The mental health workforce is to gain 21,000 new posts treating an extra million patients a year to help deliver Theresa May's promised “revolution” in the sector, the Government has announced. Jeremy Hunt today reveals his plan to redress the ...and more »

Are mental health nurse numbers down? - Full Fact

There are 5,000 fewer mental health nurses since 2010. Conclusion. This is correct looking just at mental health nurses and excluding those who work in learning disabilities. NHS Digital, which publishes the figures, uses a broader definition of mental ...and more »

Jeremy Hunt has repeatedly failed to meet pledges on mental health care - The Guardian

Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has announced plans to expand mental health provision with a £1.3bn injection that will see thousands of new posts created. This would be welcome news were it not for the fact that so far Hunt has failed to deliver on ...and more »

NHS drive to recruit 21000 mental health staff 'not realistic' - The Times

The NHS will create 21,000 mental-health posts by 2021 in an effort to ensure that psychological conditions are treated as seriously as physical health problems. The drive will tackle a “historic imbalance” in workforce capacity, the government said ...and more »

Mental health sector gives mixed response to £1.3bn plan for better services - The Guardian

Government says commitment to increase staff numbers will treat an extra million people, but nurses' union remains sceptical. Alexandra Topping and Peter Walker. Mon 31 Jul 2017 03.15 EDT First published on Mon 31 Jul 2017 00.42 EDT. Share on ...and more »

Mental health staff recruitment plan for England - BBC News

Thousands more mental health workers are to be recruited by the NHS in England, the health secretary has said. Jeremy Hunt said it was time to end the "historic imbalance" between mental and physical health services. The aim is to recruit enough nurses ...and more »

Mental health recruitment plan 'does not add up', nurses say - Sky News

The Government says it wants create 21,000 new jobs, but the nursing union questions how the target can be met by 2021. 09:32, UK, Monday 31 July 2017. A nurse offers comfort to a patient. Image: A nurse offers comfort to a patient. A massive expansion ...and more »

Recruiters slam government announcement for mental health workers - Recruiter

Recruiters have rounded on government for not providing enough detail on plans to recruit thousands more mental health workers into the NHS. The BBC reports health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced the NHS is to recruit enough nurses, therapists ...and more »

Government promises 21000 new mental health posts by 2021 - Metro

The Government has promised to create 21,000 new mental health posts in the next four years – but professionals are warning that the numbers 'don't add up'. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the aim is to treat an extra one million people by 2021 ...and more »