NHS chief Simon Stevens announced that a new task force will be set up to improve current specialist children and young people’s in-patient mental health, autism and learning disability services in England.

Specialist task force delivery teams will be made up of doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and other medical professionals. It will seek to:

  • make a rapid set of improvements in care – over 18 months – but starting immediately
  • agree a set of recommendations for next steps.
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