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The latest News on mental health physiotherapy and/or the work of CPMH.

  • 18 September 2014
    The report, written by Dame Sally Davies, calls for mental health to be given parity of esteem with physical health The annual report focusing on the mental health of the nation was published on 9 September. It reveals that people with chronic physical...
  • 18 February 2014
    Physiotherapy mental health network president Catherine Pope (above): 'It is really positive that NICE has recognised the poorer physical health suffered by people with mental health problems.' The CSP has welcomed the publication of Psychosis and...
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  • 11 October 2013
    The Spirit Level: Professor Richard Wilkinson. Video: Kiran Acharya That was the message from Professor Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School and co-author of award winning book The...
  • 10 October 2013
    Catherine Pope, president of the CSP’s Chartered Physiotherapists in Mental Health network. Photo: Charlotte Wiig ‘Increasingly there’s more recognition of the link between physical and mental health, particularly with an ageing population,’ said...
  • 10 December 2012
    An advertising campaign commissioned by the charity Parkinson's UK features 'jigsaw' images of everyday tasks that can be difficult for those affected by the condition. Photo: Assembly Network
  • 13 July 2012
    Unlocking Diagnosis: The key to improving the lives of people with dementia, was published on 3 July. It reveals that only 43 per cent of people with dementia currently have a diagnosis. The report makes a number of recommendations aimed at increasing...
  • 28 March 2012
    The initiative was launched by David Cameron on 26 March and forms part of the government’s ‘National Dementia Challenge’, aiming to boost dementia care and research in the UK. The new measures will ensure that health and social care systems are equipped...
  • 8 November 2011
    Six out of 10 people with dementia in England go undiagnosed. This means almost 400,000 people could be going without the support of NHS and social care services. ‘People are afraid of dementia,’ said care services minister Paul Burstow. ‘And rather than...
  • 13 July 2011
    The report, published on 12 July, suggests that huge sums of money are being ‘wasted on poor-quality care’ and states that many people with dementia are let down by the current system. ‘People with dementia and their families often go without proper...
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