The future is now

Robinson, Louise
April 2008
Therapy Today;Apr2008, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p23
The article discusses the changes in the National Health Service (NHS) and their impact on counselling and psychotherapy services, practices and clients across Great Britain. It discusses the functions of Practice-based Commissioning (PbC), which enables greater flexibility in service provision, including commissioning services from the private, voluntary and independent sectors. The agency is said to have plans for improving access to psychotherapy with the launch of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative.


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