Psychiatrists call for fair deal on mental health

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 02 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a631
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. 1London

    The UK Royal College of Psychiatrists has launched a three year campaign to tackle inequalities in mental health.

    Mental health services, it says, have continued to lag behind those for physical health despite increased investment by the government in recent years. Key problems, it says, include funding shortages, limited access to services, poor inpatient services, and widespread discrimination.

    “On the 60th anniversary of the NHS the challenge is clear,” said Sheila Hollins, president of the Royal College …

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