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Clusters and pathways in mental health: what are the implications for inequalities?

Michael Clark (National Mental Health Development Unit, UK)

Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care

ISSN: 1757-0980

Article publication date: 31 December 2010

Abstract

Mental health care in England has been subject to a great deal of scrutiny in recent years for its equality of access, experience and outcome. Five years of the Delivering Race Equality programme produced momentum, learning and improvements. It is clear, though, that efforts need to consider a continuous quality improvement approach and consciously use all new initiatives to further drive more equal services. A current initiative in England is the care clusters model for mental health, along with associated moves to commission services on a payment by results basis. This paper examines these developments and the possible implications for supporting greater equality in mental health care.

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Clark, M. (2010), "Clusters and pathways in mental health: what are the implications for inequalities?", Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care, Vol. 3 No. 4, pp. 30-35. https://doi.org/10.5042/eihsc.2011.0075

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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