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