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Joined-up planning across the whole system is essential to improve mental health

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 14 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4199
  1. Woody Caan, editor, Journal of Public Mental Health
  1. Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4PA, UK
  1. wcaan{at}

How delightful to foresee 21 000 new posts in mental health.1 As a teacher, I would be delighted to help to build a revived, multidisciplinary workforce. As an academic, I would assume population mental health and developments across the lifecourse informed workforce planning.2 The first 19 pages of Health Education England’s plan, however, do not contain any population …

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