HC Deb 20 November 1996 vol 285 c596W
Mrs. Wise

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of a recent report by the World Health Organisation into the extent of mental illness; and if he will make a statement. [4754]

Mr. Burns

I welcome "Mental Illness in General Health Care", edited by T. B. Üstün and N. Sartorious. It is a very useful contribution to our understanding of the importance of primary health care in the development of mental health services. We are already taking a number of steps to improve the ability of general practitioners to understand, diagnose and manage mental illness.

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