An inquiry into why outcomes for people with schizophrenia
remain so poor has been launched by charity Rethink Mental
The independent commission has been launched to examine why
people with schizophrenia are not receiving the support they need
and die, on average, 20 years younger than other people.
The commission, chaired by Robin Murray, professor of
psychiatric research at King's College, London, is to investigate
the current state of healthcare in England and quality of life for
individuals with schizophrenia and their families. It will also
make an assessment of the economic and social impact of the
condition and review public attitudes.
Key findings and recommendations will be published in July