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Mental health: 50 organisations vow to win back years of patients’ lost physical health

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 13 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3917
  1. Declan C Murphy
  1. London

More than 50 organisations have committed to combating disproportionately poorer physical health in people with mental illness.

The signatories of Equally Well UK’s Charter for Equal Health say that they will work towards winning back the 17 years of life that people with long term mental health conditions lose on average.12

“These are the stolen years of life,” says the charter. “And for too many, this means living for many years in pain and with reduced quality of life. We want to win back these stolen years and …

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