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POLICY: Response to mental health strategy consultation

16 September 2016
The RCN Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation on their new mental health strategy
Scotland is known as a world leader in mental health policy, and has a reputation for bold moves forward in providing person-centred and rights-oriented mental health services. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) does not feel that this draft strategy reaches that level of ambition.

The final strategy must be explicit about the outcomes against which the Government expects to see improvement and the measures which will be used to evaluate improvement. As all actions within the strategy should support the achievement of those outcomes, the strategy should also set out the evidence for their inclusion.

If you have any comments or would like to find out more information then please contact the RCN Scotland Policy team by emailing them at policyscotland@rcn.org.uk or by filling in the attached feedback form and sending it to Policy, RCN Scotland, 42 South Oswald Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2HH