Audit commission criticises mental health services

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 05 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1187
  1. C Court

    People with mental health problems are not receiving the services that they need, according to a new report from the Audit Commission. The report criticises what it sees as inappropriate allocation of resources in England and Wales and calls for a far greater range of community based services for mentally ill people.

    The controller of the Audit Commission, Andrew Foster, said: “Vulnerable people with mental health problems can lead better lives in the community if they have adequate support. They should be asked what they want, so that they receive flexible services which meet their needs. But authorities are struggling to establish an adequate range of services in the …

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