HC Deb 05 November 1993 vol 231 c534W
Mr. Robert Ainsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what basic standards have been set under the citizens charter for rights for mental health patients to adequate care and staffing levels.

Mr. Bowis

All the patients charter rights and standards apply to all those who use the national health service. In particular, the charter standard No. 2 sets out that… health authorities should ensure that the services they arrange can be used by everyone, including people with special needs such as those with mental disabilities …

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