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NHS funding crisis: Wiltshire's part in plan to balance Department of Health's end of year accounts

Written by Tony Millett on .

NHS funding crisis: Wiltshire's part in plan to balance Department of Health's end of year accounts

Squaring the circle of the NHS' financial position at the end of the financial year 2016-2017 is proving a complex process - one that changes almost daily and which calls for the proverbial wet towel around the head and a strong cup of coffee.

We will not be encouraged to

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A Wiltshire GP practice disappears as staff shortages hit NHS and social services

Written by Tony Millett on .

A Wiltshire GP practice disappears as staff shortages hit NHS and social services

On Wednesday (March 29) the Prime Minister will trigger Britain's departure from the European Union.  This will undoubtedly leave the estimated 57,000 EU nationals who work in the NHS feeling even more unsettled and anxious than they have been since June.

We know that Brexit is already having an

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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 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 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

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

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