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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 »

Government promises an extra 21000 NHS mental health staff - Telegraph.co.uk

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

In brief. Claim. 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 ...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 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 »

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 »

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

As 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 »

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

The 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 »

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 »

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 »