NHS should learn lessons from mental health services, says report

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 05 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1386
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The transformation of mental health services in England over the past 30 years provides important lessons for those trying to develop community based alternatives to hospital care, a report from the King’s Fund says.1

Mental health services have changed from a model of acute and long term care based in large institutions to one in which most care is now provided in community settings by multidisciplinary mental health teams.

Service Transformation: Lessons from …

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