The National Health Service could be saving millions of pounds each year by investing in early intervention services for people with mental illnesses, according to a new report from the London School of Economics.
The report by LSE and the charity Rethink Mental Illness revealed that for every £1 spent on intervention treatments for people with psychosis and schizophrenia, the NHS could save £15 on expensive hospital care later on.
It claims that "too much" of the current budget to treat psychosis is spent on expensive inpatient care, rather than on community care which could stop people from getting seriously unwell in the first place.
"We are in open dialogue with our tenants to handle any queries they have about their rent position.
Annual rent reviews are a standard business practice and the current tenants were paying significantly below market rates.
They will continue to benefit after the rent review from a discounted rate compared to both the local market rent and the rent for new lettings for comparable units in the Estate."
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A major redevelopment of St Helier Hospital in south London now looks unlikely to go ahead. The £219 million scheme was promised four years ago. But MP for Mitcham and Morden, Siobhan McDonagh has been told the project is "unaffordable" by the group which delivers NHS services in England.
Siobhain McDonagh said:
"This news represents an appalling betrayal by this Government. St Helier is clearly still under threat of losing our A&E, maternity and other services, and now the redevelopment promised 4 years ago by the previous Government has also been taken off the table.
"Anyone who thinks the battle to Save St Helier is being won needs to think again, and the whole community must step up the fight to save this popular local hospital."
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Detectives are asking anyone who recognises a woman shown on hospital CCTV footage to call Surrey Police on 101, quoting the reference RM/13/4481 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police want to speak to her in connection with a number of thefts from elderly and vulnerable patients.
The brazen manner in which the crimes were committed is unusual - both thefts took place during the middle of the day when the hospital would have been extremely busy and no attempt appears to have been made to disguise what was happening.
It is particularly shocking that on both occasions the offenders targeted elderly patients while they were in the process of receiving medical care.
- On both occasions a woman approached the beds of two elderly victims, aged in their eighties and sixties
- The suspect told both women she worked at the hospital
- The bank cards were used to fraudulently withdraw money in Essex, Berkshire and north London