Inquiry launched into outcomes for people with schizophrenia

An inquiry into why outcomes for people with schizophrenia remain so poor has been launched by charity Rethink Mental Illness.

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 2012.

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Last Updated : 01 November 2011. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.