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Mental health commissioning 'shortcut' may cause disaster

12th November 2009

A joint report by the London School of Economics, Mental Health Network and Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned that cutting mental health services through “shortcut commissioning” will have a disastrous effect on people’s health as well as the economy.

The group of academics say that mental health services are particularly vulnerable to cuts and significant disinvestment would deliver immediate, medium and long term pain for the NHS and other public services and have a negative impact on people experiencing mental illness and their carers and families.


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Title: Mental health commissioning 'shortcut' may cause disaster
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 13235
Date Added: 12th Nov 2009


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