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Mental health service users and personal health budgets

 

 

 

 

Health becomes first government department to sign Time to Change mental health pledge

Personal health budgets to receive £1.5m

£1.5 million has been identified to support the potential roll-out of personal health budgets to help individuals choose the best care for themselves. Personal health budgets give patients control and choice by ensuring care is tailored to meet their health and care needs.

 

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Funding Factsheet

The Department has published the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Funding Factsheet for 2013-14. It also announced additional funding of £5.4m for new local authority responsibilities for assessing and authorising a Deprivation of Liberty in a hospital setting. Local authorities will take on these new responsibilities from 1 April 2013. The factsheet provides an indicative allocation by local authority and an explanation of how local authorities will receive the funding.

 

Consultation on proposed changes to the governance arrangements for controlled drugs

The Department is consulting on proposed changes to the governance arrangements for controlled drugs in England and Scotland, including the role and functions of Controlled Drugs Accountable Officers (CDAOs). This consultation describes the proposed new regulations and seeks views and comments from all interested parties on a number of proposed changes to the current arrangements. The consultation runs to 15 November 2012.

 

Health becomes first government department to sign Time to Change mental health pledge

On World Mental Health Day, the Department of Health has become the first government department to sign up to Time to Change the mental health anti-stigma programme. Care Services Minister, Norman Lamb, said: “We need to change the way we think about mental health problems and by signing up to the Time to Change pledge, we are able to show our support to stopping the discrimination people face at work due to their condition.”

 

 

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