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NHS vows to transform mental health services with extra £1bn a year

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Yoda-, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    "Taskforce calls for provision of 24/7 support for people in crisis and 10% reduction in suicide rates.

    People facing mental health crises will be able to get community care 24 hours a day, seven days a week as part of the biggest transformation of NHS mental health services in England for a generation.

    A wide-ranging set of recommendations by an independent taskforce that surveyed a long-neglected and “chronically underfunded” area of healthcare is backed by a pledge from the NHS in England to help more than a million extra people facing mental health problems and to invest in excess of £1bn annually by 2020-21.

    The announcement on Monday of the ambitious transformation came as Jeremy Hunt said the government would have to give the NHS “significant” amounts of extra money after 2020, much more than the £10bn being put in before then, so it can cope with the demands of the ageing population."

    Do we believe it will happen?

  2. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Those of us old enough to remember Thatcher and "care in the community" when all the mental health units were closed down and sufferers chucked onto the streets might not be surprised by any of this. Its your caring sharing loveable Tories again.
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  3. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    the NHS isn't going to be allowed to make a success of anything - or to be seen to do do, anyway.
  4. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    It's Jeremy Hunt trying to pretend the junior doctor thing isn't just a cost cutting exercise.
  5. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

  6. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    It's all backed by a pledge, with Jeremy Hunt involved.

    Should I believe him?

    Now let's see. What's his track record?

    What about Tory pledges?

    Oh dear...

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