NHS reform – a fair deal for mental health

We need you to join our campaign to tell your MP not to overlook mental health in the upcoming NHS reforms.

For too long mental health has struggled to be heard at the top table of NHS decision making, leaving many patients with a mental illness unable to access the care they need.

We need your help to ensure that a new law being debated in Parliament does not overlook the needs of people with a mental illness.

Shockingly, the new law sets out a ‘Triple Aim’ for what every Integrated Care System (ICS) has to achieve but makes no reference to mental health.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is asking MPs to amend the ‘Triple Aim’ to include a clear reference to both mental and physical health and for ICSs to report every year on the steps they have taken to further parity of esteem for mental health. We are also asking for there to be a mental health representative on the NHS boards of the new ICSs to ensure their voice is heard at the top table.

To support the campaign

To support our campaign you just need to click on the links below and our system will bring up a ready made email to your MP.

If you are short on time you can just press send but the email is even more powerful if you are able to add in details about why you believe in better care for people with a mental illness.

Members in Scotland

For members in Scotland, we are launching a separate campaign to try and secure a commitment to a multidisciplinary mental health workforce plan.

This builds on our recent success to persuading the political parties to adopt many of your priorities for their election manifestos.

For Scottish Psychiatrists, please take five minutes to use this email campaign tool to contact your local MSPs about the need for this plan, we can ensure that they are aware of the urgency to develop this, and that this is a local as well as a national issue.

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