Intended for healthcare professionals


Reforming British primary care (again)

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 12 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1584

This editorial by Trish Groves (20 March, pp 747-8) wrongly stated that primary care groups will not commission mental health services. The NHS Executive's Health Service Circular HSC 1998/198 makes clear that primary care groups will commission most mental health services—excluding the high cost, low volume specialised services such as psychotherapies and forensic services—for adults, children, adolescents, and elderly people and drug and alcohol services.