Rebalancing of Physical / Mental Health and Care Resources (Centre for Mental Health)


This Centre for Mental Health report, written by Tom Foley of Newcastle University, argues for better resourcing of mental health care as the means to help the NHS in improving the nation’s health and meeting productivity challenges.

The hidden costs of under-investment in mental health services and poor integration of mental and physical health services are discussed. The financial cost of untreated mental illness among people who are treated for physical illness is estimated to be £13 billion. Dementia services and liaison psychiatry services are addressed prominently throughout this report.

Full Text Link


Foley, T. (2013). Bridging the gap: the financial case for a reasonable rebalancing of health and care resources. London: Centre for Mental Health, October 2013.

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