Posts for the “The UK Government” category

Jumbled thoughts following the Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s rally

by Julia Evans on December 3, 2012

These are subjective impressions – they are my way of making sense of the conversations during yesterday’s Alliance’s (Strap line: Supporting diversity, responsibility, autonomy and innovation in the psychological therapies) rally: (…)

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‘Will you walk into my parlour?’ said the spider to the fly: An invitation from the Government-guaranteed supplier of risk-free treatments.

by Julia Evans on December 1, 2012

The Government’s favoured supplier now goes into Kent by invitation……..  This is so corrupt words are failing me. If you are a practitioner, please note: This is payment-by-results – you (…)

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Comments on the commissioning of IAPT+

by Arthur Musgrave on December 1, 2012

This is my concerned account of the local (Bristol and South Gloucestershire) introduction of IAPT+ (Increased Access to Psychology Therapies – Plus) at the beginning of November. Although an improvement (…)

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The unholy alliance between the Government (NHS Commissioning Boards) & its preferred suppliers of Wellbeing or Mental Health

by Julia Evans on November 26, 2012

One of the Government Risk-Free suppliers, touts for more business to maximise his profits This is how outcome measurements totally inappropriately drive a business, sucking Government funding away from practitioners (…)

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Hounslow Clinical Commissioning Group Public Meeting : Tuesday 20th November 2012 : Denis Postle

by Julia Evans on November 21, 2012

1)  Denis Postle’s note of the Hounslow Clinical Commissioning Group public meeting – reproduced with the author’s permission 2) Extracts from: NHS, Hounslow Clinical Commissioning Group, Commissioning Intentions 2013/14 1) (…)

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Happiness is too close to hedonism : George Vaillent : Comment on ‘Today programme’

by Julia Evans on November 14, 2012

Quick post! In the past I have circulated (before the days of LW) many commentaries on the Government’s bonkers clinic of ‘Happiness’. I will be posting Willem Buiter’s (a former (…)

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Two letters for your attention: the bps tells Parliament why it should not be swallowed whole into the domain of the Privy Council & Earl Howe, the Government’s Standards Zsar within Health, commands a reply to 3 of my emails.

by Julia Evans on November 13, 2012

Hello, 1)  This post gives the British Psychological Society’s position on statutory regulation as at 9th January 2009, before the matter was debated in the House of Lords.  They did not want it, (…)

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I would love to meet you at ‘The Future of Counselling & Psychotherapy : Rally & Conference’ 2nd December 2012 in London N17

by Julia Evans on November 10, 2012

Dear Alliance  Supporters, Are You Coming To Our Conference? Sunday 2nd December 2012 From 9.30am at the Selby Centre, London N17 8JL Location: The Selby Centre  is a former Tottenham secondary (…)

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Letter to the Guardian: Cut-price therapy and the trauma underlying mental ill health

by Julia Evans on November 8, 2012

Some more on taint or stigma and the Government’s use of power. My recent posting is also relevant, available here The pot (HM’s Opposition party) calls the kettle (Celebrity culture) (…)

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Is there a Complex Adaptive Systems approach behind the ‘Big Society’ and the Coalition Government’s attitude towards statutory professional regulation?

by Jo Rostron on November 3, 2012

[Note: This text was first presented on 3rd November 2012 to the New Lacanian School’s registered cartel ‘Jouissance & symbolic (dis)order’. This cartel is based on: Éric Laurent’s 2010 text: ‘The (…)

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