Teenager Emily Moore ‘let down’ at a mental health unit

Teenager Emily Moore 'let down' at a mental health unit. FAMILY HANDOUT Emily Moore had moved to Lanchester Road Hospital shortly before her death An 18-year-old woman who took her own life at a mental health hospital was "let down", her father has said. Emily Moore's death last week follows four others in less than two years at facilities run by the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. Her father David branded mental health services provided by the trust as "diabolical". Trust chief [...]

St Andrew’s Healthcare: Overhaul for ‘failings’ mental health charity

St Andrew's Healthcare: Overhaul for 'failings' mental health charity. Inspectors have raised a number of concerns about the way St Andrew's Healthcare is run A mental health hospital charity that made "repeated and systemic failings" in its leadership is to overhaul its current services. Several concerns were raised at St Andrew's Healthcare, based in Northampton, following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The charity will replace its facility at Fitzroy House, which could hold 110 patients, for a smaller service. Chief executive Katie [...]

Schools to be advised not to close over suspected coronavirus cases

Schools to be advised not to close over suspected coronavirus cases. GETTY IMAGES Schools do not need to close or send staff and pupils home if there is a suspected case of coronavirus, the new guidance is to recommend. Public Health England will say no restrictions or special control measures are needed while tests are carried out on a suspected case. If a case is confirmed, health protection teams will speak to the headteacher and action will be taken. PHE is expected to issue [...]

My patients don’t separate their physical and mental health. Medicare must stop asking us to

My patients don’t separate their physical and mental health. Medicare must stop asking us to Medicare’s recent warning is a slap in the face for those of us trying to provide quality, whole-person care ‘The warnings are ostensibly aimed at GPs “rorting” the system but the effect is to frighten – and punish – family physicians providing whole-person care.’ Photograph: Eric Audras/Getty Images/Onoky She sits across the table, biting her lip. “Do you have any other questions?” I ask, puzzled by her reaction, [...]

Alzheimer’s Research UK launches data initiative to help spot early signs

Alzheimer’s Research UK launches data initiative to help spot early signs. A spectrum of data is to be used to develop “fingerprints” of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s that can then be detected through wearable technology. The Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (EDoN) initiative, which has been launched by the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, aims to secure at least £67m over the first six years, with an ambition to attract up to £100m of total investment by 2030 to build and trial [...]