Helping a million more people by 2021 – Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind and independent Chairman of the Mental Health Taskforce explains why today’s publication of the Mental Health Implementation Plan is so crucial:

Earlier this year, the NHS’s independent taskforce on mental health, which I chair, published the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

It set out the priorities for government and the NHS to improve mental health care and support.

Since then, I’ve travelled across the country, from Hull to Exeter, and have been hugely encouraged by the support for the recommendations, and the enthusiasm of service users, families and professionals to deliver in the same co-produced way that we created the Five Year Forward View.

Today, NHS England publishes the accompanying implementation plan, which sets out in detail how services will reach a million more people a year by 2020/21.

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


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