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Patients charter for mentally ill

Title
Patients charter for mentally ill
Genre
Interview
TX Date
28 Dec 1995
Year of production
1995
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Duration
00:03:01
Description
Malcolm Brown interviews Health Secretary Stephen Dorrell about the Government announcement of a special patients charter for the mentally ill. The proposal comes in response to public concern over the Care in the Community policy and follows the murder of Jonathan Zito by schizophrenic, Christopher Clunis in London in 1992, along with other tragedies related to mental health. Telephone interview.
Contributors
Stephen Dorrell; Malcolm Brown
Keywords
Health services; NHS; Psychiatric hospitals; Homicide; Mental health; Mental health services; Charters; Psychiatric disorders; Jonathan Zito

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