Press release

Failure to address mental health problems in people with long-term conditions costs NHS billions

People with long-term conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, are two to three times more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population. However, a systemic failure to identify these problems and provide effective support is resulting in poorer outcomes for patients and could be costing the NHS billions, says a report published today by The King’s Fund and Centre for Mental Health.