Government Commits to Mental Health Yet Has Presided Over Increase In Mental Health Staff Abscences

Today the Prime Minister, Mrs May committed the NHS and Civil Service  to protecting the mental health of its’ staff. But a BBC freedom of information request (September 22nd 2017)  has revealed the number of NHS mental health staff who have had to take long-term leave of a month or more rose by 22% in the past 5 years. On the same day the Department of Health announced ‘we are transforming mental health care for everyone in this country, including NHS employees’.

If this is transformation maybe I should enter a home for the bemused and befuddled.

 

Dr Mike Scott

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