Mental healthcare is biggest NHS worry for the public

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 04 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i16
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

Access to and the quality of mental health services in England are the biggest concerns for the public, indicates research carried out by Healthwatch England.

General practices could do more in this area by offering in-house counselling services and ensuring that practice staff were trained to recognise mental health problems early, it said.

Healthwatch England, the national consumer champion in health and care, released findings of its annual survey of health and care priorities on 31 December.1 It gathered responses from all of its 152 local branches for the survey and …

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