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Video: BBC iPlayer: Panorama: Revealed: Britain’s Mental Health Crisis

One month after prime minister Theresa May promised to ‘transform the way we deal with mental health problems right across society’, reporter Sophie Hutchinson investigates the troubled state of NHS mental health services. She hears the concerns of staff and patients at the first mental health trust in England to be placed in special measures, and learns of the deteriorating national picture for mental health care funding, exclusively revealing new figures that show a shocking increase in unexpected deaths of mental health patients.

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3 thoughts on “Video: BBC iPlayer: Panorama: Revealed: Britain’s Mental Health Crisis

  1. Mike says:

    I ‘love’ the way Mr Scott described the shocking dramatic increase in the number of avoidable deaths as a ‘change in the figures’.  Next job Mr Hunts spin doctor? No apology, no acceptance of the agony of sufferers, carers. But did we expect any different?

  2. Mike says:


    ‘Mistakes were made ‘ said Mr Scott. So, what did Mr Gary Page say….hmmmm. Well I recall him on Look East, back at the time, telling viewers the board weren’t aware of any problems….(or they just weren’t listening to all those clinicians warning them).  Then it was all the clinicians fault, as they ‘ got what they wanted’. Again no, a few poor souls were duped by the agenda being driven through by certain people, who repeatedly refused to listen, branding those warning them as ‘ scaremongering ‘.   If a clinician makes a error,  they are held to account, and rightly so. They could be suspended, referred to their professional body, disciplined and of course fired.  So, who has been held to account……and what has been their punishment…….its rhetorical, because as we know, all those involved either have moved on to other lucrative posts, or remain in the Trust, on equally lucrative salaries and perks….no one has been held to account. The needless suffering and deaths of so many innocent people, and for what. A complete disgrace.

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