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A crisis in children's mental health? How is Wiltshire coping? Part Three: How Marlborough's schools respond to mental health issues

Written by Tony Millett on .

A crisis in children's mental health?  How is Wiltshire coping?  Part Three: How Marlborough's schools respond to mental health issues

The last in a three part series of reports on the treatment of children and young people's mental health problems - in Wiltshire and in the Marlborough area.


One former pupil of St John's Academy we spoke to said they had found CAMHS "Brilliant - with its friendly waiting room

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A crisis in children's mental health? How is Wiltshire coping? Part Two: how Wiltshire is changing the system

Written by Tony Millett on .

A crisis in children's mental health?  How is Wiltshire coping?  Part Two: how Wiltshire is changing the system

A three part series on the treatment of children and young people's mental health problems - in Wiltshire and in the Marlborough area.


Does Wiltshire have a special problem with mental health issues among its children and young people?  The county's rate for hospital admissions for mental health conditions (2014-15)

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A crisis in children's mental health? How is Wiltshire coping? Part One: the system is changing

Written by Tony Millett on .

A crisis in children's mental health? How is Wiltshire coping?  Part One: the system is changing

A three part series on the treatment of children and young people's mental health problems - in Wiltshire and in the Marlborough area.


There is a growing awareness that child and adolescents' mental health is posing a problem of crisis proportions for health services and schools.  Most importantly, as

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Home to Assess: GWH pilots new scheme for earlier discharge to free up beds & relieve pressure on A&E

Written by Tony Millett on .

Home to Assess: GWH pilots new scheme for earlier discharge to free up beds & relieve pressure on A&E

No one can keep admitting sick people to a hospital if those whose treatment is complete and are ready to go home are not leaving the wards.  

Blocked beds - also known as 'delayed transfers of care' (DTOCS for short) - cost the NHS dearly and cause longer queues

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STP WATCH: neighbouring NHS 'footprint' to save millions by cutting number of registered nurses

Written by Tony Millett on .

STP WATCH: neighbouring NHS 'footprint' to save millions by cutting number of registered nurses

Keeping an eye on forthcoming NHS changes that may also affect or influence plans for our area:

A neighbouring Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) area - or 'footprint' - has declared its intention to cut its workforce costs by £34,200,000.

The Buckingham, Oxfordshire and Berkshire STP area's newly published document

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STP WATCH: "Time for change" - full plan for future of Wiltshire's NHS to go public in three weeks

Written by Tony Millett on .

STP WATCH:

It is forecast to be 'fairly uncontroversial', but the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for the area that includes Wiltshire dominated the AGM of the Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group in Salisbury on Tuesday (November 22.)  

We have already had a published summary of the plan, which mainly spelled

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The NHS in crisis: Wiltshire's health services hit by staff shortages - and we have not got to Brexit yet

Written by Tony Millett on .

The NHS in crisis: Wiltshire's health services hit by staff shortages - and we have not got to Brexit yet

The NHS is all things to most people. It has been called a super tanker (slow to turn around), Britain's answer to Americans' 'motherhood and apple pie', an organisation so big it can be seen from space (like the Great Wall of China, but much more useful), the Daily Mail'sfavourite

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