Notes to editors
1. The King's Fund is an independent charitable foundation working for better health, especially in London. We carry out research, policy analysis and development activities, working on our own, in partnerships, and through grants. We are a major resource to people working in health, offering leadership and education courses; seminars and workshops; publications; information and library services; a specialist bookshop; and conference and meeting facilities.
2. The Department of Health has announced that all 85 Trusts and primary care trusts with lead responsibility for the provision of mental health services may access a one-off £200,000 payment if they can show evidence of progress, between March and December 2004, in achieving effective, co-ordinated 24-hour, seven days-a-week crisis services for people with recognised mental health problems.
3. For further information and interviews, please contact Daniel Reynolds in The King's Fund media and public relations office on 020 7307 2581 or 07831 554927, or Michael Moruzzi on 020 7307 2585.