Media coverage July – September 2017

September 2017

3: Passport rip off as MP slams 55p-a-minute hotline to arrange delivery from Government-approved firm. The Mirror

6: PMQs: Theresa May branded ‘catastrophic’ by critics after another brutal grilling. Talk Radio

10: Mental health postcode lottery: ‘dramatic’ variations in treatment across the UK revealed. iNews

19: I have not seen mental health treated as a priority. Times (£)

20: Mental health patients are victims of postcode lottery, says Labour MP. Huff Post

20: The government has failed mental health for the fourth year in a row. Huff Post

20: Doctors rue poor mental health funding as half of CCGs ready to cut budgets. NHE

21: Half of CCGs to cut mental health’s budget share. Practicebusiness

22: Pressures on the NHS are holding back progress on mental health. Guardian

August 2017

3: Family judge ‘ashamed’ by support for suicidal girl. BBC News

4: Bed finally found for suicidal girl as judge blasts “shameful lack of provision” for young people. Liverpool Echo

13: Emergency call-outs for mental health patients soar. The Times (£)

13: Ambulance call-outs for mental health patients in England soar by 23%. Guardian

14: Calls for ringfenced MH budget as ambulance call-outs soar by 25%. National Health Executive

21: Labour MP supports tougher online abuse measures. BBC News

26: We must take a stand against mental health shaming. Huff Post

30: Study shows millions of children in the UK are worried about crime. Guardian

July 2017

30: Wavertree MP Luciana Berger slams “appalling” Sunday Times article on Jewish presenters’ pay. Liverpool Echo