Theresa May admits UK mental health services are ‘patchy’

  • Theresa May says the UK’s mental health services are “patchy” and has told Newsbeat she’s going to review them.
  • “The National Citizens Service will build in mental health awareness,” the prime minister explained.
  • “I saw some of the first sets of training that we’re doing for teachers and staff in schools so they can better identify when young people have mental health problems and to know what is the right support to give to those young people.”
  • We’ve increased the number of mental health beds for young people and we’re putting record amounts of funding into mental health in the national health service.
  • “That’s why one of the things I’ve been doing is actually looking at the community mental health services for young people and reviewing that across the country because it is patchy.

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Simpler ovarian cancer testing ‘saves lives’

Simpler ovarian cancer testing 'saves lives'

  • Ovarian cancer: Screening may cut deaths by a fifth
  • “It is essential that all women with ovarian cancer get genetic counselling, as we know from the women with ovarian cancer we support that there can be numerous, complex implications of a test, for all the family.”
  • Prof Rahman added: “There would be 283 fewer cancers and 77 fewer deaths a year – it really does save lives and money.
  • It is likely the approach would also work for other cancers, such as those in the breast.
  • Simplifying the way ovarian cancers are tested is a “win-win” that saves both lives and money, a study shows.

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Simplifying the way ovarian cancers are tested saves both lives and money, a study suggests.


Simpler ovarian cancer testing ‘saves lives’

NHS will not fund anti-HIV Prep drug plan

NHS England say they will not fund #HIV prevention #PrEP @BBCNews @michroberts

  • The NHS is standing firm and says it has no responsibility to provide the treatment, known as Prep.
  • Prep (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a daily pill that can considerably lower a person’s chances of catching HIV.
  • Prep – Terrence Higgins Trust
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  • NHS England has reiterated it will not fund a “game-changer” drug treatment that can prevent HIV, angering HIV charities which had been campaigning to reverse the decision.

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Charities express anger after NHS England confirms it will not fund a “game-changer” drug treatment that can prevent HIV.


NHS will not fund anti-HIV Prep drug plan