NHS England have published new
guidance insisting that all CCGs must meet the Mental Health
Investment Standard. Previously, Simon Stevens, NHS Chief
Executive, had said that as long as the standard was met
nationally, meeting individual standards was not as
Professor Wendy Burn, President of The Royal College of
"This is very welcome news which the RCPsych believes will
benefit people with mental illness.
“If we are to realise our ambition to treat a million more
people with mental illness, then we need to make sure that money is
spent on frontline services.
“That means commissioners need to be held to account for their
decisions and the communities they serve must easily be able to see
where money is being spent."
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