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Move to improve mental health services
Dignity in Care extended to mental health

Mental health patients need to be treated with more dignity, the government acknowledged today. To help achieve this, the Department of Health (DoH) announced its flagship Dignity in Care policy – already used to drive up standards in elderly care – would be extended to mental health patients. The policy is designed to ensure health… Read more »

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Lewis: End of a dark chapter
Govt to close institutions in shift to community care

NHS institutions for people with learning disabilities are set to close and residents moved to their own homes. The Department of Health announced the closure of the health service’s remaining ‘campuses’ yesterday as part of a drive to return people with learning disabilities to the community. Care services minister Ivan Lewis said the move marked… Read more »