Some of you may have heard about this on the news this week. The Centre for Economic Performance’s Mental Health Policy Group concludes:
… mental illness accounts for a massive share of the total burden of disease. Even when we include the burden of premature death mental illness accounts for 23% of the total burden of disease. Yet, despite the existence of cost-effective treatments, it receives only 13% of NHS health expenditure. The under-treatment of people with crippling mental illnesses is the most glaring case of health inequality in our country.
This is nothing new, mental health has long been the Cinderella of the NHS. However, it doesn’t stop being shocking.
I attach the report.