Demand for Mental Health Inpatient Beds in England (BBC News / NHS Strategy Unit)


Hundreds more NHS mental health beds would be required in England to end the practice of sending patients far from home for treatment (so called “out-of-area placements”). An NHS Strategy Unit report explores the pressures on inpatient mental health services across Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships in England. This report was commissioned by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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Wyatt, S. Aldridge, S. [and] Callaghan, D. [et al] (2019). Exploring mental health inpatient capacity across Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships in England. NHS Strategy Unit hosted by the Midlands and Lancashire CSU, November 2019.

Related coverage from BBC News:

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Triggle, N. (2019). Mental-health beds shortage ‘causing distress’. London: BBC Health News, November 6th 2019.

A related earlier report, cited by the above:

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Crisp, N. Smith, G. [and] Nicholson, K. (Eds.) (2016). Old problems, new solutions: improving acute psychiatric care for adults in England. London: The Commission on Acute Adult Psychiatric Care, 2016.

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