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Mental health bill 'will spiral'

CraigC

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Mar 21, 2003
6,632
London
Mental health bill 'will spiral'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7422354.stm

"A spokesman for the Department of Health said that it recognised dementia as a "significant health challenge" for society. "
Doh! Nice to know the Department of Health have their finger on the pulse! Wakey wakey! What does it take to make these people react and do something about it. All talk.
 

Lynne

Registered User
Jun 3, 2005
3,433
Suffolk,England
Wow, fuming doesn't come near!

But the report's authors point out potential savings, such as improving early detection and treatment of dementia and paying for more mentally ill people to be treated earlier, thereby cutting the need for admission to hospital.

Professor Martin Knapp, co-author of the report, said: "We found that paying for more people to be treated would create net savings as reductions in lost employment costs would outweigh treatment costs."
Tell that to N.I.C.E. (obscenely inappropriate acronym!)