Five minutes with . . . Nigel Crisp

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 09 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i780
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

The former NHS chief executive is chair of a Royal College of Psychiatrists commission that has called for the introduction of a four hour maximum waiting time for admission to acute psychiatric care. It has also urged the NHS to end the practice of sending patients a long way from home for treatment

Despite mental health being given “parity of esteem” with physical health, problems persist, says Nigel Crisp, whose Commission to Review the Provision of Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Care for Adults reported this week.1

“People don’t give mental health priority,” he said. …

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