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Sean Duggan: EPI report shows the urgent need to help children's mental health services

Mental health network

22 / 3 / 2017 9.29am

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, has said today's (22 March 2017) report by the Education and Policy Institute highlights the need for urgent action on children's mental health care.

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NHS Confederation calls on Government to admit that NHS funding is too low to sustain services

06 / 3 / 2017 12.13pm

Ahead of Wednesday’s budget, the NHS Confederation, which among others includes NHS Clinical Commissioners and the Mental Health Network, has called on the government to admit that the health service cannot provide everything for everybody with current levels of funding. The Confederation and its networked organisations have also called for immediate extra funding for social care and a commitment to deal with longer term funding issues for both health and social care.

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Sean Duggan: Royal Assent of the Policing and Crime Bill is a step forward for coordinated mental health support

Mental health network

31 / 1 / 2017 6.14pm

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, has welcomed today's (31 January 2017) Royal Assent of the Policing And Crime Bill while cautioning about the challenge ahead.

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Sean Duggan: West Midlands mental health action plan is 'unprecedented'

Mental health network

31 / 1 / 2017 2.27pm

The West Midlands’ mental health action plan is an unprecedented example of a region unifying very different services to improve mental health, says the head of the Mental Health Network.

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Sean Duggan: Mental Health Network welcomes Prime Minister’s vision for care

Mental health network

09 / 1 / 2017 12.30pm

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s focus on achieving parity and awareness around mental health care.

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Sean Duggan: Evidence from YoungMinds shows why it's important that imminent contracts speed up mental health funding

Mental health network

21 / 12 / 2016 10.29am

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, has commented on new analysis by YoungMinds on how promised mental health is being used for other areas of healthcare. He said it highlights the need for imminent (23 December 2016 deadline) two-year contracts to help speed-up mental health funding.

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Sean Duggan: HSC report on suicide prevention is right that more must be done

Mental health network

19 / 12 / 2016 10.51am

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Network, has said the Health Select Committee’s Suicide Prevention Interim Report (published 19 December) highlights the urgent need for further support for services and their patients.

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Mental health dashboard shows providers making progress despite huge financial pressures

Mental health network

28 / 10 / 2016 10.18am

We welcome the publication of this data and the transparency it brings.

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Rebecca Cotton: We need closer investigation into young women’s experience of mental health

Mental health network

29 / 9 / 2016 3.37pm

Responding to The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey published by NHS Digital, Rebecca Cotton, Director of the Mental Health Network, said increased use of services like talking therapies is positive but we need to better understand young women's mental health.

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Mental Health Network announces appointment of Sean Duggan as new Chief Executive

Mental health network

31 / 8 / 2016 2.19pm

The Mental Health Network is very pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Duggan as its new Chief Executive, starting in late November 2016.

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29 / 3 / 2017 12.27pm

With Article 50 now triggered and Brexit negotiations to begin in fervour, the head of the NHS European Office considers what lies ahead for the NHS and social care over the next two years and beyond.

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