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Increased funding is not the answer for mental health

24th February 2015

Lord Crisp, who is heading up the new inquiry into mental health services, says the solution may not be to increase funding and beds.

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Lord Crisp gave an exclusive interview to the HSJ and says he believes solutions to capacity pressures would vary and involve a range of factors.

He said it is too easy to blame lack of funding for the problems.

The inquiry, which is not looking at children’s services or specialist services such as eating disorders, has made a call for evidence, which will close on 18 March.

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dennis hughes

Wednesday 28th October 2015 @ 12:42

I do hope Lord Crisp watched Panorama last Monday. He is gravely wrong. I have been a mental health practitioner for 25 years. I see services in London beyond full stretch. The dual cuts in inpatient and community services at a time of a decline in the nations mental health (related to austerity), are crippling services. S.2 admissions are 30% higher than this time last year Lord Crisp. Detentions up 10%. Watch Panorama, listen to service users, listen to carers, and listen to the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


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Article Information

Title: Increased funding is not the answer for mental health
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 26612
Date Added: 24th Feb 2015

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