Parity of Challenge for NHS Mental Health Services? (BBC News / RCN)

Summary

Staff cuts and bed shortages, in the face of increasing demand, pose questions about the credibility of the NHS “parity of esteem” policy for mental health services.

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Nurses warn of mental health services strain. London: BBC Health News, November 23rd 2014.

“Despite pledges to improve mental health care, and in particular move towards more community services, the last four years have seen a drop of more than 3300 posts in mental health nursing across the UK… Since 2010, around 1500 available beds were lost from the system in England alone. This represents a reduction of 6 per cent at a time when demand rose by 30 per cent”.

Read more: RCN warns of “turning back the clock” in mental health care. RCN.

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Frontline First. Turning back the clock? RCN report on mental health services in the UK. London: Royal College of Nursing (RCN), November 19th 2014.

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