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BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 22 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4596

£5m for perinatal mental health services

A new fund is being made available for commissioners who want to expand services for new mothers and pregnant women with mental health problems. NHS England is making £5m (€5.8m; $6.6m) available this year and £15m for each of the following two years for trusts, clinical commissioning groups, and sustainability and transformation areas to develop services. Currently, fewer than 15% of areas provide services to levels recommended in national guidelines, and more than 40% …

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