Media coverage January-March 2015

March 2015

2: Labour’s Pink Bus rolls into Colne. Pendle Today

3: Children in Need. Politics Home

11: Cigarettes must be sold in plain boxes from May 2016 as Tories fail to overturn vote. Mirror

11: Enough delay, time to vote for plain cigarette packaging. Politics Home

12: Camp Simcha to aid more sick children. Jewish Chronicle

14: Use our multi-million pound windfall to invest in mental health services, says Kirsty Williams. Wales Online

17: Revamp for youth mental health care. Telegraph and Argus

18: Liverpool has been “bludgeoned” says Ed Miliband after Budget. Liverpool Echo

19: Northumberland campaigner challenges portrayal of mental-health issues. Northumberland Gazette

20: Savage nursing cuts put mental health patients at ‘high risk’ of harm. Mirror

21: Esther McVey under fire over tobacco packaging vote. Liverpool Echo

23: Bullying victim from Cheltenham wants mental health awareness to be part of teachers’ training. Gloucestershire Echo

24: Twice as many mentally-ill children wait more than four hours in A&E under Tories. Mirror

25: Election campaign hots up as shadow minister visits foodbank. Ipswich Star

25: Time Is Running Out for a Decision on Life-saving Vaccine. Huffington Post

27: Luciana Berger MP praises Chester scheme to help smokers quit. The Chester Chronicle


February 2015

1: Beds crisis hits NHS care for mentally ill children. Observer

1: NHS crisis: Teen mental health patients put on ADULT wards in bed shortage. Mirror

3: UK parliament gives three-parent IVF the go-ahead. New Scientist

4: ‘Special measures’ for NHS trust. Newmarket Journal

4: MPs vote overwhelmingly in favour of mitochondrial donation. BioNews

5: Far right plans march against ‘Jewification of Britain’ in Stamford Hill. Independent

5: Antisemitic attacks in UK at highest level ever recorded. Guardian

13: 85% rise in young people attending A&E with mental health problems. Care Appointments

13: NHS: Number of children in A&E suffering from mental health problems DOUBLES. Mirror

14: Labour promises new mothers specialist help with ‘hidden’ illness of post-natal depression. Independent

15: Meningitis vaccine delay could see hundreds of Brits die. Express

23: Female politicians take on local girls team in football match as Labour’s pink bus rolls into Northampton. Northampton Herald and Post

24: MPs reject backbench bid to amend abortion laws. BBC News

25: Health minister Norman Lamb misleads the house over mental health spending. Left Foot Forward


January 2015

1: Let’s achieve real parity of esteem with physical and mental health. Jewish News

4: Eating disorders and our children. Huffington Post

8: Children’s mental health services cut by £50 million. BBC

13: Labour calls for a GP in all major A&E departments. Pulse

14: Labour calls for more GPs in emergency departments. GP

16: Is Labour’s plan to cap levels of fat, sugar, and salt in food marketed to children a good idea? CityAM

16: Labour considers watershed for TV advertising of high-fat food. Guardian

17: NHS more than doubles spending on private beds for mental health patients. Daily Mail

18: Nick Clegg has let down mental health patients after failing to meet targets, says Labour. Mirror

21: Cigarettes likely to be sold in plain packets by next year. Independent

22: After U-Turns on U-Turns, the Government Must Now Honour Their Promise on Standardised Packaging of Tobacco. Huffington Post

22: UK to introduce plain cigarette packaging before next election. Guardian

22: Enforcing of standardised tobacco packaging takes encouraging step. Liverpool Echo

23: Taking action to improve mental health is essential if we are to thrive as a nation. Labour

28: Wavertree MP Luciana Berger calls for end to 15 minute culture for care visits. Liverpool Echo

28: Charity calls for universal liver health screening in UK. PMLive

28: No.10 refuses to say if David Cameron backs plain packs for cigarettes. Guardian

30: Screening call as liver deaths soar. Banbury Cake

30: Charity calls for universal liver health screening in UK. PMLIVE