Radical schizophrenia care rethink urged
A major overhaul is needed to ensure better care for people with schizophrenia, according to an independent inquiry.
The Schizophrenia Commission, which was set up a year ago, says patients spend too long in "demoralised and dysfunctional" hospital wards.
Its analysis suggests the condition costs society almost £12bn a year - and treatment budgets could be spent more wisely to stop people from getting ill.
The government says mental health is one of its high priorities.
Dominic Hughes reports.
14 Nov 2012