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Mental health budgets 'still being cut despite pledge'

Mental health trusts in England are still having their budgets cut, despite government assurances they would be funded on a par with physical healthcare, figures suggest.

Analysis by the King's Fund think tank, seen by the BBC, suggests 40% of the 58 trusts saw budgets cut in 2015-16.

One of the six trusts identified as having had its budget cut three years in a row is Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT).

Neil Jewell, who had schizophrenia, died after failings in his care, at the trust.

  • 18 Oct 2016