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Mental health services should not be penalised

1st February 2013

Clinical commissioning groups have been warned not to divert money from mental health services to support struggling acute trusts.

The new chief executive of the Mental Health Network, Stephen Dalton, has voiced concerns that CCGs would come under pressure to support failing hospitals – a situation which he fears may impact on successful neighbouring mental health providers. He said many mental health trusts had been pioneers in the drive to foundation status and had a strong track record of managing their finances successfully.


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