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Royal College of Psychiatrists sets out bold vision to improve the country’s mental health

Nov 19, 2019, 17:33 PM by RCPsych Public Affairs team
With a General Election coming up the RCPsych has published a manifesto calling on the next Government to take action to improve the nation’s mental health.

With a General Election coming up the RCPsych has published a manifesto calling on the next Government to take action to improve the nation’s mental health.

In our manifesto, we set out our own ambitious vision.

  • An NHS free from discrimination; where patients are no longer sent miles from home to access a mental health bed;
  • and every mental health patient is given their own room in a safe and supportive environment.

The manifesto does not just look at the NHS, but calls for

  • a bold reform of social care and addiction services
  • investment in mental health research and for
  • cross-governmental leadership on mental health.

These aims can only be achieved with the right staff, and this manifesto outlines plans to make mental health services a great place to work, and includes a proposal to double the number of students at medical school to train the psychiatrists of the future.

You can now read our published manifesto (pdf).

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