/ Mental Health Inpatients' Survey Scrapped By Jeremy Hunt!
Jeremy Hunt has scrapped the mental health inpatients' survey which allows people being cared for in Broadmoor and the other mental health hospitals around the country to give feedback on thier treatment.
Now this has been scrapped, it makes it that bit harder for mental health inpatients to have a voice, and to give feedback on thier treatment or mention anything bad which might happen to them.
Any one of us could become a mental health inpatient at some time in our lives, mental illness doesn't respect status or race, or gender or background, please take the time to read the linked article and sign the petition.
Good call Tim.
Can't believe he's scrapped it to be honest. We can rate B+Bs and hotels, but not give feedback about our experiences in mental hospitals now.
Just bumping the thread really...
Disgraceful, petition signed.
> Can't believe he's scrapped it to be honest. We can rate B+Bs and hotels, but not give feedback about our experiences in mental hospitals now.
TripAdvisor is state-funded?
Petition Signed. and thread bumped.
There is a systematic dumbing down of many aspects of mental health care and an overburdening of the staff in the NHS as it tries to compete with such organisations by overworking it's staff.
Sorry for the hijack, rant over. They are looking at privatising our out of hours GP service in Gloucester if the rumours I hear are true.
Hey, thanks for letting us know about this!
He'll have scrapped it because he doesn't want the feedback. He will have taken note of the recent Schizophrenia Commission report condemning the treatment of schizophrenics as "shamefull".
the use of compulsory treatment orders, which are often used with people who have no history of non-compliance with treatment.
the fact they die 15 to 20 years earlier than their peers.
They are god awful places.
This is the link to the petition:
if someone is sufficiently impacted by mental health issues to be detained at Broadmoor/Rampton/Ashworth, how grounded in reality are their views on their treatment likely to be?
It applies to all inpatients, they can just be people who are depressed enough to do themselves some harm, and also, delusions or personality disorders or not, they still deserve to have a voice about thier experiences.
I was thinking though, somebody thinking they're being followed by trees doesn't have to stop them being well aware if something wrong is happening to other patients, or to themselves, they might find themselves being punched in the face by another patient.
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