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Janssen funds networking site to promote better mental health commissioning

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7685 (Published 25 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7685
  1. Margaret McCartney
  1. 1Glasgow

The body that represents the interests of health service providers has joined forces with the drug company Janssen to set up a social networking site to help GPs commissioners “commission mental health services more effectively.”

The network, set up by the NHS Confederation together with Janssen, will be free to join for the first year and will aim to be a forum to share best practice and learn from current mental health services commissioning teams. Regional meetings to “explore how to go about service change” will also be organised.

Alan Cohen, director of primary care at West London Mental Health Trust, had the idea for the network, for which the …

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