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Associate director of campaigns for Rethink Mental Illness Jane Harris, who gave evidence to the committee, said: “This report echoes many of the concerns Rethink has been extremely worried about since the reassessment was first announced.
The charity Rethink Mental Illness - which has been leading a coalition of health charities campaigning together to push through changes to the Health and Social Care Bill - says the amendments announced today represent a victory for the millions of patients they represent.
The charity Rethink Mental Illness has welcomed the Government’s promise of an extra £2bn funding for the NHS, and says mental health must be a top priority in how that money is spent.
Rethink Mental Illness says the Future Forum report represents a real step forward for patient power in the new NHS – ministers now need to listen and launch a final push to cement patient power in the plans.