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A petition calling for David Cameron to appoint a Cabinet minister for mental health

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/35068

Responsible department: Department of Health

A new report, from the London School of Economics, suggests the NHS is failing mental health patients. Mental illness accounts for 23% of the total burden of disease, yet receives only 13% NHS expenditure. Professor Lord Layard, of the LSE Centre for Economic Performance, has called for a designated Cabinet minister to reflect the burden of mental illness on society.

Read a review of the report here:
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/nhs-is-failing-mental-health-patients-7857342.html?origin=internalSearch

Read the full report here: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/special/cepsp26.pdf

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