Notes to editors
London's Mental Health Workforce: A review of recent developments, by Leena Genkeer, Pippa Gough and Belinda Finalyson, is available free from the King's Fund on 020 7307 2591 or on our online bookshop. The paper looks primarily at the workforce involved in adult mental health services, rather than services for children, adolescents or older people.
The report is one of a series being produced in 2003 as part of the King's Fund Mental Health Inquiry. The Inquiry aims to assess whether London mental health and mental health services have improved over the last five years. In 1997 the King's Fund produced a report entitled London's Mental Health, describing services in inner London 'that cannot be sustained'. The current Inquiry asks what, if anything, has changed since then, as well as tackling some new questions. The findings will be published later this year.
For review copies or interviews with the authors, please contact Daniel Reynolds on 020 7307 2581 or 07831 554927.
The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health today publishes A Mental Health Workforce for the Future: A planner's guide, which says staff shortages in mental health need to be solved in radical new ways if they are to offer the service users need. The guide is available from the SCMH on 020 7827 8352, price £15 plus 10 per cent p&p.