The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has updated its guidelines on the best way to treat and manage adults with schizophrenia in primary and secondary care.
“Those with schizophrenia are 90% more likely to get bowel cancer, 42% more likely to have breast cancer, have higher rates of diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and respiratory disease and on average die 10 years younger than counterparts without mental health problems.”
The new chairs appointed to lead the seven new Local Health Boards were announced this week. The new Boards – which will undertake the functions of the current 22 Local Health Boards and seven NHS Trusts – will be set up in shadow form from 1 June and become fully operational from 1 October…
First Minister Rhodri Morgan has challenged “the wisdom of a sentencing policy that involves many with severe mental health problems being sent to prison when what they may need is mental health treatment outside.”