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We can't fix the NHS simply by throwing cash at it, says Hunt: Health Secretary admits his plans have resulted in ... - Daily Mail;

We can't fix the NHS simply by throwing cash at it, says Hunt: Health Secretary admits his plans have resulted in ... - Daily Mail

Daily MailWe can't fix the NHS simply by throwing cash at it, says Hunt: Health Secretary admits his plans have resulted in ...Daily MailJeremy Hunt admitted yesterday that throwing money at the NHS could fail and that his own plans to rescue the health service had resulted in ballooning costs for the taxpayer. The Health Secretary said different parties had 'made the mistake too often ...and more »

FIGHTING FUND - Morning Star Online

FIGHTING FUNDMorning Star OnlineTHE SNP was accused of leaving NHS staff “overworked and undervalued” yesterday after half of Scottish nurses reported that staff shortages had compromised patient care during their most recent shift. A survey by the Royal College of Nursing of over 3 ...and more »

Patients at risk from lack of staff, nurses warn - The Times

Patients at risk from lack of staff, nurses warnThe TimesHospital patients are being put at risk because of a lack of trained staff on wards, according to Scotland's nurses. A survey of more than 3,000 nurses by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), found that half said they believed patient care had been ...and more »

Jeremy Hunt promises to recruit thousands of mental health workers - Channel 4 News;

Jeremy Hunt promises to recruit thousands of mental health workers - Channel 4 News

Channel 4 NewsJeremy Hunt promises to recruit thousands of mental health workersChannel 4 NewsThe Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced plans to recruit thousands more mental health workers, in the hope of having enough staff to treat a million more patients by 2020. Critics have questioned how it will be funded and point out that ...and more »

Britain's NHS to recruit 21000 mental health workers - Business Standard

Britain's NHS to recruit 21000 mental health workersBusiness StandardAt least 21,000 staff are to be recruited by the National Health Service (NHS) in Britain to boost the country's mental health service, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. It represents the biggest ever hiring program for an NHS service, and comes ...and more »

Thousands of new mental health nurses won't reach the men who need them most - iNews;

Thousands of new mental health nurses won't reach the men who need them most - iNews

iNewsThousands of new mental health nurses won't reach the men who need them mostiNewsAs I followed the news that Jeremy Hunt has announced 21,000 new mental healthcare jobs in the NHS, the latest numbers from our helpline service hit my inbox. In June, 5,866 people needed to access services run by the Campaign Against Living Miserably ...and more »

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

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

BBC NewsReality Check: More mental health staff for the NHS?BBC NewsHealth 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 ...and more »

Are mental health nurse numbers down? - Full Fact;

Are mental health nurse numbers down? - Full Fact

Full FactAre mental health nurse numbers down?Full FactThis 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 ...and more »

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

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

Nursing TimesGovernment pledges at least 4600 new crisis care nurse posts for mental healthNursing TimesAt 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 »

Nurses believe patient care suffering from staff shortages, warns RCN - Holyrood.com;

Nurses believe patient care suffering from staff shortages, warns RCN - Holyrood.com

Holyrood.comNurses believe patient care suffering from staff shortages, warns RCNHolyrood.comHalf of Scotland's nurses believe patient care is suffering due to continued staffing shortages, according to a new report. A survey submitted to the Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee by the Royal College of Nurses also identified that ...and more »

There are two crucial questions that the BBC forgot to ask Jeremy Hunt this morning - The Canary;

There are two crucial questions that the BBC forgot to ask Jeremy Hunt this morning - The Canary

The CanaryThere are two crucial questions that the BBC forgot to ask Jeremy Hunt this morningThe CanaryHealth Secretary Jeremy Hunt appeared [iPlayer 2:10:00] on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on 31 July. He proudly took to the airwaves to have a cosy chat with John Humphrys over his £1bn investment in mental health staffing increases. But Humphrys ...and more »

Jeremy Hunt's new mental health funding doesn't go far enough - The Independent;

Jeremy Hunt's new mental health funding doesn't go far enough - The Independent

The IndependentJeremy Hunt's new mental health funding doesn't go far enoughThe IndependentWelcome as the announcement of funding for 21,000 new posts in mental health is, the devil, as always, is in the detail. The numbers involved are impressive but they don't really tell the full story of what is needed nor the realities of ensuring that ...and more »

Here's Why The Government Will Struggle To Meet Its Promise On Mental Health Staff - BuzzFeed News;

Here's Why The Government Will Struggle To Meet Its Promise On Mental Health Staff - BuzzFeed News

BuzzFeed NewsHere's Why The Government Will Struggle To Meet Its Promise On Mental Health StaffBuzzFeed NewsThe government is planning to recruit thousands of additional nurses, consultants, and therapists working across mental health services, but many have said the numbers don't add up. Posted on July 31, 2017, at 8:55 a.m.. Laura Silver. BuzzFeed News ...and more »

Nurses question plan to recruit 21000 mental health staff - The Week UK;

Nurses question plan to recruit 21000 mental health staff - The Week UK

The Week UKNurses question plan to recruit 21000 mental health staffThe Week UKNursing chiefs have questioned government plans to recruit 21,000 mental health workers by 2021, saying it is doubtful the ambitious target can be met in such a short timespan. See related. NHS to spend extra £1bn a year to tackle mental health crisis.and more »

NHS staff shortages hitting patient care, warn Scotland's nurses - iNews;

NHS staff shortages hitting patient care, warn Scotland's nurses - iNews

iNewsNHS staff shortages hitting patient care, warn Scotland's nursesiNewsStaffing shortages within Scotland's NHS are harming the quality of care given to patients, according to a nationwide survey of nurses. Half of those questioned said patient care was “compromised” on their most recent shift due to a lack of personnel ...and more »

Half of Scottish nurses warn care damaged by staff shortages - Telegraph.co.uk;

Half of Scottish nurses warn care damaged by staff shortages - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukHalf of Scottish nurses warn care damaged by staff shortagesTelegraph.co.ukThe SNP's Health Minister is under growing pressure over severe staff shortages in Scotland's NHS after half of nurses reported that patient care was “compromised” on their most recent shift. A survey by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) found a third ...and more »

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

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

Police ProfessionalExtra mental health staff will help police service 'at breaking point'Police ProfessionalThe 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 ...and more »

Thousands more mental health workers are to be recruited by the NHS - Grimsby Telegraph;

Thousands more mental health workers are to be recruited by the NHS - Grimsby Telegraph

Grimsby TelegraphThousands more mental health workers are to be recruited by the NHSGrimsby TelegraphEnter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local News & Events and much more... Video Loading. Video Unavailable. Click to playTap to play. The video will start in 8Cancel. Play now. Video will play in ...and more »

Wellbeing in spotlight as UK aims to improve mental health - London Business School

Wellbeing in spotlight as UK aims to improve mental healthLondon Business SchoolThe UK's Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has revealed plans to invest £1.3 billion to “address the historic imbalance” between physical and mental health by 2021. Some 21,000 new posts, including nurses, therapists, psychiatrists and other mental health ...and more »

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

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

BBC NewsPatient care 'compromised' by staff shortages, says RCN surveyBBC NewsStaff 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 ...and more »