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Mind comments on the indignity of mixed sex wards
A report by the Conservative Party reveals that patients with mental health problems continue to suffer the indignity of being accommodated on mixed sex wards.
Mind wins important legal battle over patients' 'right to life'
Yesterday, in a major victory for patients and their families, the House of Lords ruled that people detained under the Mental Health Act have the same ‘right to life’ as those in prison.
Still no progress: mixed sex wards and racial inequalities
Patient research released today by the Healthcare Commission has revealed that a shocking 68 per cent of mental health inpatients are still being housed on mixed sex wards.
Government delays put patients at risk
Patients who will be subjected to new compulsory powers under the Mental Health Act face being denied access to critical support and protection.
Mind comments on Healthcare Commission Community Mental Health Survey
There are still significant numbers of people with long-term health needs who are not involved in planning their care.
Healthcare Commission reveals the extent to which acute mental health wards are failing patients
Mind comments on the Darzi Review
Lord Darzi has today set the course for future mental health care with a review that for the first time puts mental health at the heart of the NHS.
Mind comments on the Government's new strategy for volunteers
The contribution that volunteers make in supporting health and social care services cannot be underestimated.
Mind welcomes King's Fund report on mental health
Today's report makes a robust economic case to invest more broadly in mental health because it's worth it.
New health and social care complaints system does not go far enough
Mental health charity Mind believes that the Government's reforms to the health and social care complaints system are insufficient to address serious complaints on mental health wards.
Mind comments on a new report that shows patients are living in fear
A Mental Health Act Commission report out today highlights the shocking level of fear and intimidation that patients experience on mental health wards.
Mind comments on the closure of Henderson Hospital
Payment by results, which is used to reward good practice in NHS trusts is not used to measure mental health services because it is considered too difficult to define a 'successful outcome' of mental health treatment.
Mental healthcare in 2007: a bleak picture?
Black and Minority Ethnic leaders call for service reconfiguration and training to end racism in the NHS
On World Mental Health Day, Black and Minority Ethnic leaders call for service reconfiguration and training to end racism in the NHS
Mind comments on Lord Darzi report
The proposals outlined in Lord Darzi's interim review present an excellent opportunity to put mental health services at the heart of NHS plans.