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Five minutes with . . . the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6202 (Published 18 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6202
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

Simon Wessely told The BMJ why the Royal College of Psychiatrists is backing a private member’s bill that would require healthcare commissioners in England to take full account of mental health needs when making decisions on care

“There is much rhetoric that mental and physical health should be treated as similar things but not a vast amount of action. The headline spend on the NHS increased in the last parliament, but the amount spent on mental health went down. Community mental health teams are losing staff and …

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