Health written question – answered on 23rd March 2005.

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Photo of Malcolm Bruce Malcolm Bruce Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

To ask the Secretary of State for Health through what mechanism he plans to ensure that the guidelines in the National Institute for Mental Health in England and Department of Health report, Mental Health and Deafness—Towards Equity and Access"—Best Practice Guide, are effectively implemented.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

The guidelines outlined in Towards Equity and Access" will be implemented by primary care trusts in the normal way for national health service developments. They will be assisted in this task by an implementation group drawn from the voluntary sector, the National Institute for Mental Health in England and the providers of specialist services.

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Posted on 14 Apr 2005 12:53 am (Report this annotation)

No mention of service user's being part of this implementation group...isn't it part of nimhe's aims and objectives to have user participation from top to bottom.....