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Policy watch

Policy watch Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a quarterly review of recent or forthcoming policy developments in mental health and social inclusion issues. Design/methodology/approach – The author describes and comments on the most significant recent policy developments from within the UK that impact on mental health services and people with mental health needs. Findings – The paper finds that the NHS reforms in England could cause some problems for the implementation of the new English mental health strategy; Northern Ireland and Scotland are both in a position to develop new mental health frameworks and Wales is implementing new statutory rights for mental health service users. Originality/value – This paper summarises some recent policy developments in mental health across the UK. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mental Health and Social Inclusion Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
2042-8308
DOI
10.1108/20428301111165672
Publisher site
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a quarterly review of recent or forthcoming policy developments in mental health and social inclusion issues. Design/methodology/approach – The author describes and comments on the most significant recent policy developments from within the UK that impact on mental health services and people with mental health needs. Findings – The paper finds that the NHS reforms in England could cause some problems for the implementation of the new English mental health strategy; Northern Ireland and Scotland are both in a position to develop new mental health frameworks and Wales is implementing new statutory rights for mental health service users. Originality/value – This paper summarises some recent policy developments in mental health across the UK.

Journal

Mental Health and Social InclusionEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 15, 2011

Keywords: Mental health services; Mental health strategy; Commissioning; Public policy

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