London's Mental Health Workforce

A review of recent developments
Leena Genkeer, Pippa Gough, Belinda Finlayson
In 1997, The King's Fund Mental Health Inquiry raised concerns about London's mental health workforce. It described problems in recruiting and retaining staff and a lack of skills among primary care staff.

It also found high levels of organisational and job instability, and poor cross-agency working.

This paper revisits these issues to see what has changed. London's Mental Health Workforce finds some welcome changes but reports ongoing concerns in a number of areas including acute mental health wards, the quality of data available and provision for refugees and people in prison.

London's Mental Health Workforce is one of a series of papers produced as part of The King's Fund Mental Health Inquiry.

London's mental health workforce: A review of recent developments publication cover

No. of pages: 61

ISBN: 978 1 85717 514 1

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