Budget announcement includes pledge to focus on mental health services

9th November – CardiffNext Steps for Mental Health Services in Wales -

Jail sentences for assaults on NHS staff to double, health secretary to announce

BMA junior doctors committee chair, Dr Jeeves Wijesuriya, said: 'The BMA has always been concerned about the risk and impact of violence on NHS staff and is particularly concerned by the rising numbers of attacks taking place against frontline staff...

This will include a minimum of £2bn per yer for mental health services, £700m for councils and care for the elderly and those with disabilities, £10m for air ambulances and a 24-hou mental health crisis hotline.

The rise in attacks has been partly blamed on longer waiting times coupled with staffing shortages, which has led to patients and relatives becoming increasingly frustrated.

"Ultimately if we are to provide modern mental health care we must have the modern infrastructure to match", he added.

But with £20bn increase in funding already promised for the NHS back in June, there were no more major announcements for the health industry in what was a positive Budget.

KCSO: 3 sex offenders arrested ahead of Halloween
Jones announced Tuesday he changed his original arrangement due to the national attention it garnered. The Butts County Sheriff's Office isn't the only one taking extra precautions, either.

And for those in the most unpredictable, frontline settings - paramedics, accident and emergency staff and mental health professionals - dealing with violent or abusive patients happens all...

The strategy will involve employees who are most at risk of violence sent on conflict resolution training.

Where staff have been attacked, health trusts will be encouraged to work with the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to ensure offenders are prosecuted quickly.

The measures are part of a new violence reduction strategy launched by the Department of Health and Social Care to better protect NHS staff from attacks and abuse.

Today Mr Hancock will announce the first ever NHS Violence Reduction Strategy.

PlayStation Plus subscribers will get six free games in November
Driller", franchise debuts of the "Persona" and "Wild Arms" role-playing adventures, and motor racing game "Ridge Racer Type 4". While not always the case, last month and this month's PlayStation Plus line-up is the same across North American and Europe .

Official figures show that over 15% of NHS staff have experienced physical violence from patients, or their families, during the past year.

In a speech to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Mr Hancock will set out how the NHS will work with the criminal justice system to make sure victims are supported to give evidence and achieve prosecutions in the quickest and most seamless way possible.

It has been timed to coincide with the Welsh Government's new "whole school" approach to the mental health of children and young people and it will provide an opportunity to assess what more might be done to develop young people's resilience and provide mental health support across school life.

The plans follow the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act, which called for the maximum prison sentence for assaulting an emergency worker to double from six months to a year. No one should be denied the right help to get work when they want it, yet this is the reality for too many people with mental health difficulties.

"These measures are another way to change this for good by increasing the accountability of employers for the safety of their staff and ensuring those who wilfully assault healthcare workers feel the full force of the law".

Free tacos for everyone today at Taco Bell (while supplies last)
The promotion is good for Thursday, Nov. 1 from 2 p.m.to 6 p.m.at participating Taco Bell locations. The bad news is, it's only "while supplies last", so it wouldn't pay to dawdle.

Latest News