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Turning plans into reality – Professor Tim Kendall

NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health looks at how NHS England will meet the challenges of the Mental Health Implementation Plan.

The Implementation Plan will help the public see what we have done and what we are going to do to improve mental health for people of all ages through to 2020-21.

Taking the impetus of the Five Year Forward View from the Mental Health Taskforce, we have created a plan which spans across delivery partners to ensure we all understand our roles in making the recommendations a reality.

There has already been progress.

Over the last few months we have launched the first ever waiting times in mental health. Our requirement for people experiencing their first episode of psychosis is that they are seen and treatment started within two weeks. By 2020/21, we anticipate that 60% of people will be receiving services which meet this evidence based approach.

Read Tim’s blog in full on our mental health section.

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