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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Results of our Health and Social Care Bill survey

A huge thank you to all our members in England who took the time to respond to our survey on the Health and Social Care Bill over the weekend. 1,890 of you responded (a response rate of 20%) and you made your views of the current reforms extremely clear.

Some of the headline findings are:

  • 84% believe that the RCPsych should call for the Bill to be withdrawn
  • 93% were not reassured by the Government’s response to the recent Listening Exercise
  • 85% believe that the current reforms will not deliver cost-effective care
  • 78% believe that the current reforms will not improve relationships between GPs and psychiatrists.

The full survey results are available on our website, and we've just issued a press release to journalists.

On the back of this survey, and at this stage of the Bill's passage, I am urgently calling on the House of Lords to set up a health select committee to interrogate and debate more fully the implications of these reforms for our patients

Our survey follows hot on the heels of a similar survey by the Royal College of General Practitioners.


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