John Campbell responds to Public Accounts Committee report on improving access to mental health services

News item posted: 21 September 2016

John Campbell, Turning Point’s Managing Director for Mental Health said:

‘The whole system is under huge stress and the term ‘parity of esteem’ between mental and physical health is fizzling into a political sound-bite that needs to be replaced with real action. Delivering support to those who need it at the right time and nearer to where they live requires integrated, comprehensive service provision across the health and social care system. We do not need a plethora of local pilots and initiatives with unsustainable funding but a robust national approach.’