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"Safe" staffing on mental health wards

Some thoughts on “safe” staffing and what this mean on psychiatric inpatient wards.

Mental Health

NHS consultation hidden in a ‘riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma’.

With all the pellucidity of mud, the Government has asked the British public about changes to their Health Service through a process of whispers, winks and carrier pigeon.  224 more words


The BBC is a British institution but it's not beyond serious questioning

There’s no doubt that the BBC is something to be cherished. It’s a world-leader in almost all forms of TV. However, for all its virtues, questions still need to be asked about its future.  430 more words


Politicians must acknowledge the problems within the NHS before any serious steps can be taken to save it…

It is because we can all identify or agree with the principles of our healthcare system – to meet the needs of everyone; to be free at the point of delivery; and that it be based on clinical need and not the ability to pay, that it has become such a focus and play thing for successive Governments and the politicians within. 990 more words

The 'McDonaldlisation' approach to reform in health and social care is as unhealthy as a triple whatever with cheese and fries....

A couple of years ago a social work student suggested government policy wanted to make us all ‘beige’. I know what she means.

Of course commentators might suggest we are seeing a radical shift in emphasis across health and social care under the coalition resulting in an ideologically driven reshaping in our understanding of legitimate nature, and limits, of the state in individuals lives. 191 more words

GPs confirm NHS suffering from 'cancerous growth that needs to be removed'

Doctors have confirmed this morning that the National Health Service (NHS) is suffering from a damaging malignant growth that must be surgically removed as quickly as possible.  442 more words


'Over 50's more scared of dementia than cancer': I'm more terrified of the 'harrowing neglect' in our care system ......

As The Telegraph report people over 50 are more scared of dementia than cancer, I have to say I am terrified of any condition which might mean I need to rely on our care system when I get older. 755 more words