Thursday, April 23, 2015

Praise for Liberal Democrat policies on mental health

The Psychiatry SHO has been through the different parties' manifesto commitments on mental health and comes to this conclusion:
It doesn’t take a PhD in politics to work out that the Lib Dem manifesto is head and shoulders above the Conservatives and Labour in terms of engagement with the issue and promises made. They have ticked pretty much every one of the Mental Health Policy Group’s boxes for suggested improvements. 
Again, there is an infatuation with wellbeing, but the groundwork done by Norman Lamb with his Crisis Care Concordat has gone some way to engendering trust in the party when it comes to tackling more weighty issues.
But, as he adds, the real question is whether we will have any power to implement these changes on 8 May.

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