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Many CCGs are failing to boost mental health funding, BMA warns

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 20 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k815
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Many clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England are failing to increase spending on mental health services in line with national policy commitments, a report from the BMA has found.1

The government has made repeated commitments to increase funding for mental health services over recent years. But in light of concerns that the money is not reaching the frontline, the BMA examined recent spending trends across England.

Using data obtained from freedom of information requests, it found …

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