At a meeting of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority on 5th November 1996, a proposal was made to cut all psychotherapy provision within Lambeth Healthcare Trust and Bethlem and Maudsley Trust. Psychotherapy provision in Lewisham & Guys Mental Health Trust will also be reduced.
I have not had time to format these prettily but think they convey a worrying and important picture. I encourage people in this country to consider how they will deal with a similar threat locally and invite people everywhere to think about how short-term, local "market" thinking can threaten psychotherapy and counselling training and research. I am sure that the services would appreciate support, particularly well reasoned arguments to be sent to their managers and to the purchasing authorities.