Local MP shares recommendations for improving mental health services
Suella Braverman MP has written to the Trust and the Secretary of State for health and social care, making recommendations for improving mental health services in the area. This includes areas for Southern Health to improve (such as reducing the number of Hampshire patients who receive mental health hospital care in other counties), as well as calling for the right funding for mental health services, and improved mental health care to be provided at primary care (GP) level.
Southern Health has embarked on an ambitious programme of change to improve services and respond to the same concerns raised by the local MP. Whilst these changes are now happening and beginning to make an impact, it will take time to transform the organisation in a sustainable and inclusive way.
The Chair and Chief Executive of Southern Health have responded to Mrs Braverman to describe how the trust is actively working to improve in these areas, and have offered to meet Mrs Braverman and other local MPs to work together on tackling these challenges.
If you are interested in the correspondence, you can view the letters by clicking on the links on this page.
You can read Mrs Braverman's original letter to the Trust here.
Our response to the letter by Dr Nick Broughton, Chief Executive Officer and Mrs Lynne Hunt, Chair, can be read here.
Suella Braverman has also published information about her recommendations on her website.