NHS reforms live blog – The Guardian

I’m writing to invite you to participate in the Guardian’s NHS live blog which we launched last week with the aim of covering the “pause” announced in the NHS reforms.
Tomorrow – Tuesday 26th April – we will be holding a day devoted to the changes in mental health services. I have posted the line up below, and we’d love you to participate.
If you’re getting this email, it’s because you are known to have some experience of mental health services, either as a patient, a practioner, carer or campaigner. We want to give you the space to have your voice heard.
You can get involved either by commenting on the site during one of our live Q&As, or by emailing your thoughts directly to me or my colleague Randeep.ramesh@guardian.co.uk. We would be happy to publish your experiences of NHS mental services and your hopes and fears about the reforms on our blog. We can keep your comments completely anonymous if you would prefer.
Please do pass this email on to anyone else you think might want to get involved, and don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Thanks and best wishes,
NHS Live blog: 26th April

10:30am – 11:30am   New Statesman columnist and blogger Laurie Penny and Guardian columnist John Crace discuss their experiences of depression and mental health services in our live “Waiting Room” online. We’d love to hear your experiences and questions for them too.

12pm – 2pm Rowenna will be live blogging a protest in Lewisham against cuts to children’s mental health services. Tune in as she talks to union workers and people on the front line about their experiences of the cuts and reforms.

2:30pm – 3pm Health questions in parliament will be covered live

4pm – 5pm Dinesh Bhugra, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and professor of mental health joins Tim Kendall, joint director of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health and author of a number of Nice guidelines on mental health, will be online for a live Q&A. Don’t miss this opportunity to put your questions to them directly. 


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