mental health care

Mental health institute GGZ in IJpelaar in Breda
Aug 10 '17 13:10

The mental healthcare sector in the Netherlands is struggling to find enough qualified staff, according to an annual survey of the sector by Intrakoop and accountant Verstegen. The total number of vacancies in the sector grew by a massive 28.5 percent last year to 5,151, newspaper AD reports. 

Almost a thousand of the vacancies were difficult to fill, according to the report. The total 186 mental healthcare organizations in the Netherlands are good for around 64 thousand full-time jobs, the researchers estimate. 

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Aug 1 '17 09:55

Young people who are ordered by the juvenile court to undergo therapy face waiting times of up to one year before their therapy can start, the Volkskrant reports based on its own research. 

Jan 31 '17 11:50

The Netherlands' healthcare system is the best in Europe, according to the annual index by Swedish Health Consumer Powerhouse. The Netherlands has been number in Europe on this index since 2008, the Telegraaf reports.

Powerhouse compares accessibility, cost, treatment outcome and use of medicine for their ranking. This year the Netherlands scored 927 out of the possible 1,000 points. Improvements were seen in shorter waiting lists.

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Jan 16 '17 10:33

Nearly half of the people suffering from mental health problems in the Netherlands do not make use of medicine or health care, according to a survey by the national platform for mental health GGz and the Dutch federation for patients Ieder(in) published on Monday. The survey among more than 10 thousand patients found that high costs is the main reason for patients to avoid being treated, Trouw reports.

This survey reveals a sharp contrast between mental health care and physical health care - about a third of people with physical health problems don't go for treatment. 

Jun 27 '16 11:33

People with mental health problems in the Netherlands now also face waiting lists at doctor's officers, according to an annual survey by the national association for general practitioners LHV. 52 percent of doctors indicated that they have waiting lists because they have no time to help mental health patients immediately

BartVanU
Jun 20 '16 07:55

Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health is planning a more effective approach to helping people with mental health problems. She wants all municipalities to come up with a good plan to personally help every mentally disturbed person in the Netherlands

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Mar 16 '16 08:32

Ninety percent of Dutch municipalities noticed an increase in reports about disturbed people over the past five years. In 140 municipalities, the number of reports doubled between 2011 and 2015, according to figures NU received from the police.

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Jan 29 '16 15:15

A tenth of the murders committed in the Netherlands last year, were committed by mentally disturbed people

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Aug 13 '15 14:24

A group of more than 200 programmers, hackers, healthcare professionals, innovators and designers will be locking themselves in to the Blokhuispoort Prison in Leeuwarden for a 30 hour challenge on innovative ways to improve healthcare.

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Jul 27 '15 10:46

Crisis centers for children with serious behavioral problems, such as suicidal tendencies or psychosis, are over crowded and these kids often have to wait too long for the much needed help.

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Jul 20 '15 08:39

Disturbed people who pose a threat to themselves or others are more often sent directly for treatment, instead of ending up in a police cell. In 30 percent of the cases the person is taken directly to a mental health institution, Henk van Dijk, chairman of the national platform mental health at the police, said to the Volkskrant on Monday.

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Jul 6 '15 14:14

More and more patients suffering from mild mental health problems end up going to a support practice connected to their GP for help, rather than a more expensive specialist.

Jun 16 '15 09:39

General Practitioners are increasingly treating people with serious psychological or psychiatric problems themselves. This is because referral to specialist care often does not work or is very difficult after the budget cuts for mental health.

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Jan 23 '15 10:38

Opposition parties D66 and ChristenUnie wants mental health care to be free for all children. According to these parties, the government may not ask for a contribution as long as there is an investigation ongoing.

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Oct 29 '14 08:46

Since the cut backs in mental healthcare (GGZ) in 2012, the waiting lists have grown, causing the gravity of psychological stress to increase and more emergency admissions to occur.