Changes to mental health care proposedBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7078.393c (Published 08 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:393
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
Britain this week began a search for better ways to treat mental illness in the community with the publication of a green paper, Developing Partnerships in Mental Health. Recent homicides committed by people with mental illness have both raised public concern and exposed shortcomings in the present system of care in the community.
The government, while not abandoning the concept of care in the community, has now put forward four options to be considered by a new administration after the …