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Exploring mental health inpatient capacity


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Exploring mental health inpatient capacity

Hundreds more NHS mental health beds are needed in England to help end the practice of sending severely ill patients far from home for treatment, known as out-of-area placements.

The report from the NHS Strategy Unit hosted by Midlands and Lancashire CSU, explores the pressures on inpatient mental health services across sustainability and transformation partnerships in England, drawing on a range of datasets, published research and interviews with staff working in mental health services.