HC Deb 29 October 1998 vol 318 c290W
Mr. Willis

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to create discrete mental health care groups within area health authorities. [56212]

Ms Jowell

None. We need to remove the "Berlin Wall" between health and social care in order to provide the most effective support for people with mental illness rather than create new barriers. That is why we issued, on 16 September 1998, a discussion document "Partnership In Action—New Opportunities for Joint Working between Health and Social Services" setting out our proposals to enable authorities to work better together.

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