Mental health cuts putting lives at risk, new report suggests

The quality of care given to patients is being damaged as a result of cuts to adult mental health services in England, a new report by think tank the King's Fund says.

The BBC reports that the review found there was now "widespread evidence of poor quality care" which researchers have linked to the use of unproven, cheaper services in a bid to balance the books.

One mental health charity says "disappearing" services are putting lives at risk. The revelations follow recent announcements by the government that the amount of money being made available for mental health had been increased overall.

Read the coverage of the review on the BBC here

Read the King's Fund report in full here