From April 1994, over 95% of health care services will be provided by NHS trusts. Mental Health services have a choice of remaining within the acute hospital trust or forming part or all of a community trust. Using data from trust directories, the distribution of mental health services within the first three trust waves is described. Forty per cent of acute hospital trusts currently do not include mental health services. Unlike other specialities, a significant proportion of mental health services are choosing to form specialist mental health trusts. The implications of the alternative trust arrangements for psychiatry are discussed.
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