Cuts to mental health costing the NHS millions of pounds long-term

Rethink Mental Illness has published a new report with the London School of Economics which has found that more cases of psychosis and schizophrenia now end up in hospital rather than being treated in the community. The report said it costs on average £13 a day to support someone with psychosis or schizophrenia in the community. This compares with the £350 average daily cost of keeping a mental health patient in hospital. In response Health Minister Norman Lamb MP has called for a “shift of resources” to preventive care and said that the government had given NHS England a “clear objective” to put mental and physical health on a par.

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