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  • Peter Urwin (a1)
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We are now well into the second year of the separation of purchaser and provider functions in the National Health Service. District health authorities as purchasers of services are required to assess the health care needs of their population (NHS Management Executive, 1991a) and seek professional advice regarding both the need for, and the provision of, services. The NHS Management Executive acknowledges that local clinicians in provider units will continue to make a major contribution to this advice (NHS Management Executive, 1991b).

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Jenkins, R. & Griffiths, S. (1991) Indicators for Mental Health in the Population. London: HMSO.
NHS Management Executive (1991a) Assessing Health Care Needs – a DHA Project Discussion Paper. London: NHS Management Executive.
NHS Management Executive (1991b) Professional Advice for Purchasers – a DHA Project Discussion Paper. London: NHS Management Executive.
Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (1982–1985) The Qualify Assurance Project. Royal Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 16, 2533, 153–158; 17, 129–146; 18, 19–38; 19, 138–151, 240–253, 397–407. Sydney: Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
Royal College of Psychiatrists (1992) Mental Health of the Nation – The Contribution of Psychiatry. Council Report CR 16. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Royal College of Psychiatrists & Faculty of Public Health Medicine Report of Joint Working Group on the Purchasing of Psychiatric Care. In preparation. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists/Faculty of Public Health Medicine.
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