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Is the NSF causing gaps in care?

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 07, PAGE NO: 36Tony Gillam, BA, RMN, Dip CPN, is a community psychiatric nurse with Worcestershire Community Mental Health TrustMental health professionals are grappling with the demands of the National Service Framework for Mental Health (NSF) (Department of Health, 1999). These changes offer the hope that people with mental health problems, their families and carers will begin to receive the best available treatment and support (see box).

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