The National Service Framework for Mental Health was published in late 1999, setting ambitious 10‐year targets. This article draws on findings presented in a recent Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health report on progress to date. It concludes that although the framework confirmed the status of mental health as a health priority for the government, a likely shortfall in funding means that goals will not be met in full. The authors stress that this is not a criticism of policy; rather it reflects the ambitious nature of the government's mental health agenda.
Boardman, J. and Parsonage, M. (2008), "The National Service Framework for Mental Health: progress, prospects and priorities", Journal of Public Mental Health, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 36-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/17465729200800021Download as .RIS
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