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Lord Crisp on long-distance mental health care

February 9th, 2016

Episode 832 of 1337 episodes

The practice of sending mentally ill adults in England long distances for care is unacceptable and must end, a report by experts says. The Independent Commission, chaired by ex-NHS chief executive Lord Crisp, said some cases were potentially dangerous. Laura Nuttall, who has an ongoing mental health condition, and Lord Crisp spoke on the programme about long-distance mental health care.

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