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Funding and staffing of NHS mental health providers: still waiting for parity

 

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Funding and staffing of NHS mental health providers: still waiting for parity

The spending gap between NHS acute hospitals and NHS mental health providers widened further last year, according to a report from the King’s Fund.

The report shows that 84%  of mental health trusts, which provide the great majority of mental health services, received an increase in funding last year, significantly higher than in previous years. But funding for acute and specialist hospitals has continued to grow more quickly as national leaders have prioritised reducing financial deficits and improving performance in A&E.