Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price probed on mental health

THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price rose on the floor of the House of Commons to answer a question on mental health.

Shadow DUP spokesperson, Jim Shannon

“To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that mental health patients can receive treatment closer to where they live.

Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health is committed to ensuring that patients with mental health conditions can receive treatment as close as possible to where they live. Inappropriate out of area placements are unacceptable and the Government has set a target to eliminate these in non-specialist, acute mental health care by 2020/21.

To support the delivery of this ambition, in October 2016 the Government put in place the first data collection to secure much-needed national transparency on the number of patients that are sent out of their local area for acute inpatient treatment.

NHS England is using this new data to support local health systems to develop and deliver trajectories to eliminate inappropriate out of area placements.

More than £400 million which has been made available for investment in mental health crisis resolution home treatment teams over the next four years, enabling them to provide 24/7 crisis response and intensive home treatment as a genuine alternative to admission where appropriate.

Shared learning and best-practice advice on reducing out of area placements through improved system capacity management will be included in acute care commissioning guidance.

6 Responses to "Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price probed on mental health"

  1. Valen (Myles) Cook   July 10, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    “More than £400 million which has been made available for investment in mental health crisis resolution home treatment teams over the next four years, enabling them to provide 24/7 crisis response and intensive home treatment as a genuine alternative to admission where appropriate.”

    If that is the case, Doyle-Price, why has none of that money seemed to reach the mental health trust that services your constituency? When I was recently reported to the Crisis Team due to suicidal ideation, they told the person who reported me that they couldn’t send anyone out to my home and that, if the person was worried about my safety, they should call the police instead.

    I only point this situation out as you are supposed to be the Minister for Care and Mental Health according to your rant section in the Thurrock Gazette which means you need to make sure something is done about it, doesn’t it? I’m not holding out much hope though because you have shown your complete disregard for people with mental health issues in the past when such issues were raised with you.

  2. Catching the Bus   July 10, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Valen Could you post where in the gazette her article is please?

  3. Catching the Bus   July 10, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    What pisses me off is before the election she was saying theres no magic money tree, We need to live within our means And at her hustings saying to someone.
    thats what we are doing and thats the end.

    there is always money each year for bankers and the DUP.. but some kid ends up on the dole due to disability and its screw you from JDP.

  4. Valen (Myles) Cook   July 11, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Catching the Bus – It’s on page 30 of the Gazette dated 6th July. Paragraph 4 of her piece gives her full new title. The quote I used was from the piece above which looks like it is from the Hansard coverage of the debate it was part of.

  5. Catching the Bus   July 12, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Thank you Valen. I have come to believe it is her natural way to rub people up the wrong way. after all she is in the nasty party.

  6. Valen (Myles) Cook   July 12, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Catching the Bus – Well JD-P wants me to rub her up the wrong way and she thinks rubbing me up the wrong way will encourage me to do it. I keep telling her that I’m not interested in her but she does keep trying to snag me.

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