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Without the proper funding, the government's promises on mental health are worthless - Prospect

Jeremy Hunt's promise of more mental health nurses is welcome. But with bursaries cut, the proposals will be difficult to deliver. by Emily Reynolds / August 1, 2017 / Leave a comment. Facebook · Twitter · Linkedin · Email. Bursary cuts and a lack of ...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 »

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

Welcome 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 »

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

Jeremy Hunt: “It is crucial we have the right people in post.” Photograph: Neil Hall/PA. Mental health campaigners have welcomed a government plan to roll back years of service cuts that have caused “dangerously high” bed occupancy rates, waiting times ...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 »

Jeremy Hunt's misleading mental health claims - Channel 4 News

The government has announced a £1.3bn plan to expand the mental health workforce with a “challenging” recruitment drive. The aim is to help the NHS care for an additional one million patients by 2020-21, according to the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt ...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 »

Are mental health nurse numbers down? - Full Fact

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 health nurse that includes both groups. Looking at both of these ...and more »

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

Nursing 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 »

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

Latest funding announcement is too little, too late. Failure to prioritise and ringfence mental health resources has led to a crisis in provision. Kailash Chand and JS Bamrah. Tue 1 Aug 2017 06.52 EDT Last modified on Wed 20 Sep 2017 18.04 EDT. Share ...and more »