A report published today by Lord Bradley has recommended key reforms to the Criminal Justice System to ensure that offenders with a mental illness can be more readily diverted into a health and social care setting.
A large number of patients suffering from depression in the UK are unaware what treatments are available to them despite government pledges to improve patient choice.
The Chief Executives of the new Local Health Boards (LHBs) in Wales have been chosen. Announcing the new appointments for the LHBs (which will be established in June and fully operational in October)
“I was surprised and shocked that I’d been nominated. You don’t expect to have awards for the work you do, it’s quite humbling to be nominated for something and I actually felt quite emotional when I won.” Those are the words of Community Psychiatric Nurse, Vaughan Miles,
Courts are failing to maximise the potential of community sentences that have the power to keep offenders with mental health problems out of prison.
Minister for Women and Equality Harriet Harman MP has announced the Government will shortly end discrimination against carers.
A written statement issued by the Minister on April 1st stated the change will be included in the Government’s Equality Bill which will be published later this month.