Half of A&Es to have specialist mental health teams by 2019

NHS England reveals plans to implement 24-hour specialist mental health teams in almost half of A&Es across the country by March 2019 | National Health Executive

News to implement 24-hour specialist mental health teams in almost half of A&Es across the country by March 2019 was announced in NHS England’s update to the Five Year Forward View, which outlined a number of new aims and initiatives to tackle chronic problems within mental health care nationally.

 

NHS England will look to improve the number of ‘talking’ therapies offered by the NHS, as 60,000 more people will receive these services by the end of 2017-18, rising to 200,000 more people getting care by the end of 2018-19.

New frameworks to facilitate faster access to digital therapies are also to be developed by NHS England alongside NICE.

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