College response to the NHS Providers survey of CCG Mental Health spend

Statement / comment
21 December 2016

Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists said:

“There is now overwhelming evidence that too many Clinical Commissioning groups are failing people with mental illness. This research shows that they aren’t passing on money meant for mental health services, but we also know that many are missing targets to ensure that people can access treatment and failing to implement essential changes to secure the mental health workforce for the future.

"This amounts to a betrayal of the promise that people with mental illness would get the same treatment as those with physical illnesses; we call on NHS England and NHS Improvement to take urgent action to hold CCG’s to account.”

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