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Queen's Speech: SANE responds to pledges on mental health
Added: 21st Jun 2017

In the Queen's Speech today, the government pledged to reform mental health legislation and prioritise mental health in the NHS in England.

Responding to the announcements, Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of SANE, says: “Reform of mental health legislation must be accompanied by serious new funds to prevent the rapidly deteriorating psychiatric services on the front line from breaking down.

“To enable legislative reform to improve the lives of patients, more dedicated psychiatric units, treatments and therapies need to be made available at an early stage, before detention may become the only option.”

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