Health authorities are being asked to bid for£19m of modernisation funding for mental health services. Most of the money,£14m, will be spent on new secure hospital places. The rest will be spent on regional mental health development programmes to support the national service framework. A further£2m will be available for 'beacon services'.

HSC 1999/038: LAC(99)8 Modernising Mental Health Services. NHS Modernisation Fund for Mental Health Services and Mental Health Grant 1999/2002.