Child mental health money not making frontline - report

Child mental health money not making frontline - report
 

Money earmarked to boost mental health provision for children in England is failing to make it to front-line services, a new report suggests.
The government last year pledged £1.4bn for child mental health by 2020, but a report says millions of pounds is being used to offset NHS cuts elsewhere.
Specialist teams are also turning away up to a quarter of youngsters, it said.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the government was "determined to address" mental health problems.
The previous coalition government promised in 2015 an extra £250m a year during this parliament to improve... read more

 
15 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 110
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