Reality Check: More mental health staff for the NHS? - BBC News

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said there will be 21,000 more nurses, therapists and consultants working in mental health services in England by 2021. But the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has questioned whether there is enough money and how ...

Are mental health nurse numbers down? - Full Fact

This is correct looking just at mental health nurses and excluding those who work in the learning disabilities. NHS Digital, which publishes the figures, uses a broader definition of mental health nurse that includes both groups. Looking at both of ...

Extra mental health staff will help police service 'at breaking point' - Police Professional

The Government's decision to hire 21,000 new mental health workers will help reduce demand on overstretched officers, according to the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW). Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that £1.3 billion will be ...

Patient care 'compromised' by staff shortages, says RCN survey - BBC News

Staff shortages are adversely affecting patient care in Scotland, according to a nationwide survey of nurses. Half of those consulted by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said patient care was compromised by insufficient staffing on their most recent ...