New data shows that mandated increases in investment have failed to materialise on the front line of mental health care. Helen Gilburt considers what this means and the implications for future improvements.
In a guest blog to coincide with the launch of our report on integrating physical and mental health care, Tessa Jelen writes about the importance of information and support – for both physical and mental wellbeing – for people diagnosed with a long-term condition.
Chris Naylor considers the recommendations of the independent Mental Health Taskforce and asks how they will be put into practice.
Helen Gilburt asks is it time for an honest conversation about the impact of cost-saving measures on the quality of care in mental health services?
Young people, and their families, are extremely able to express what they need – and have done so clearly. It is now imperative that providers and commissioners work together to meet those needs, building on the momentum of Future in mind.
How long is it reasonable to wait for treatment of depression after being referred by a GP? The results from the 2013 British Social Attitudes Survey are revealing and suggest that public expectations exceed current policy ambitions.