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Government admits mental health service problems

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7030.531a (Published 02 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:531
  1. Claudia Court

    One in three health authorities in England will not be able to deliver comprehensive mental health services for at least another year, the government has admitted. In its review of mental health care around the country, published last week, the NHS Executive cites 33 health authorities “whose plans require service improvements beyond the end of 1996-7.”

    The review of mental health purchasing, set up in August 1995 at the request of the health minister, …

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