MHPF have co-signed a letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP asking for his backing for a Health Data Lab. 23 other leading charities have supported this bid by co-signing this letter, which has been led by New Philanthropy Capital [NPC], an independent think tank for the charity sector helping charities and funders to achieve the greatest impact.
MHPF welcomes the announcement today that this government will invest an additional £2 billion into social care with half coming in 2017/18. It is vital for this investment to be used in the most effective way possible, across all ages and conditions. We hope that the proposed Green paper will be a positive step forward in providing a sustainable care system but solutions need to include the VCSE as a key planning and delivery partner.
MHPF was deeply disappointed to hear the comments from George Freeman MP, the Head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, suggesting that welfare spending, specifically Personal Independence Payments [PIP], should prioritise “really disabled people” rather than those who were “taking pills at home, who suffer from anxiety.”
As members of the Joint Commissioning Panel [JCP] for Mental Health, we are pleased to welcome the latest JCP publication, Guidance for commissioners of services for people with medically unexplained symptoms. The guide is about the commissioning of comprehensive MUS services across the healthcare system.
The Mental Health Providers Forum is a not-for-profit organisation registered in England as Voluntary Sector Mental Health Providers Forum and is a company limited by guarantee no. 5536120. Registered Charity no. 1120222. Registered office: 1st Floor, Kinnard House, 1 Pall Mall East, London, SW1Y 5BP.