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NHS Long Term Plan: what it means for mental healthcare

Goals welcomed but leading healthcare figures share concerns about how ambitious plans will be realised

Goals welcomed but leading healthcare figures share concerns about how ambitious plans will be realised

Mental health services are such a priority in The NHS Long Term Plan that prime minister Theresa May felt confident enough to predict the health service would become a ‘world leader’ off the back of it.

Unveiling the plan, she said it heralded the largest expansion of services in a generation and would deliver ‘true parity between physical and mental health’.

As had been widely trailed, the plan

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