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North Somerset CCG reduces spending on mental health between 2016-17 and 2017-18

‘One in 10 clinical commissioning groups have cut their mental health spending according to new figures from NHS England, more than double the previous year. The national commissioning organisation published its mental health dashboard for quarter four of 2017-18 yesterday, which revealed 24 CCGs had reduced mental health spending from 2016-17 to 2017-18. The new data has sparked concerns among sector leaders, with the Royal College of Psychiatrists branding it “extremely worrying”.