NHS mental health providers still waiting for parity with physical health

Adam Saville
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NHS mental health providers still waiting for parity with physical health

According to a recent King's Fund report, NHS mental health trusts still lack staff and funding despite government pledges to achieve parity with physical health services by 2013.

Despite government promises to pledge £1.2bn for child and adolescent mental health and a national strategy for adult mental health backed by £1bn investment in 2013, there is still imparity between physical and mental health services within the NHS, a Kings Fund report has found. According to the report, a functional mental health service requires two things: ‘for a trained workforce to be available and for employers to have the money to pay them.' It said: ‘Our work demonstrates that NHS...

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