Care in the community is an “unfinished revolution,” says think tank

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 07 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7219
  1. Jo Carlowe
  1. 1London

People with mental health problems are failing to receive the right care, despite huge amounts of money being spent on them, because of an “unfinished revolution” in mental healthcare. This is the conclusion of a new report from the independent think tank the Centre for Social Justice.

The report says that further reforms are urgently needed to achieve the goals set by the policymakers of the 1970s and 1980s who championed the cause of care in the community. And it urges the government to use the current health reforms to “make a quantum leap forward” and complete the revolution.

“We called this report Completing the Revolution because there is …

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