With both adults’ and children’s admissions rocketing, the number of specialist beds has not kept pace, leaving patients stranded without the care they need on general medical wards.

This week, we are joined by two experts in this field who warn, unless leaders and managers treat this area as a priority, lives will be at risk.

They argue for ringfenced funding, investment in workforce, and proper targets for both adult and child services.

Featuring HSJ’s Annabelle Collins and Rebecca Thomas, alongside Agnes Ayton and Ashish Kumar from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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