9th February 2016

Faster access to acute care and an end to sending severely ill mental health patients long distances are among the recommendations made in a new report by an Independent Commission led by Lord Nigel Crisp.

The Commission, supported by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, was set up in 2015 to address the issues facing patients in England needing acute care for mental health problems, patients who currently have no guarantee that they will be treated swiftly or that the care they receive will be of an expected standard.