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SANE comment on the Care Quality Commission's 2019 Community Mental Health Survey
Added: 26th Nov 2019

Please find below comment from Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of the mental health charity SANE, on the Care Quality Commission’s 2019 Community Mental Health Survey:

“Four years ago we were promised a revolution in mental healthcare by the then government, but according to the CQC, far from services improving, there has been a downward spiral leaving many thousands of people with mental health problems neglected and undertreated.

“SANE’s experience from the many callers to our helpline is that people who are suicidal or self-harming are being sent home from A&E, with overburdened community teams often taking days to make urgent home visits, leaving patients, their families and carers with nowhere to turn.

“If the new government, following the new long-term plan, does not restore beds and staff for people in crisis then the promised transformation in mental healthcare will fail.”

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