National Service Frameworks for Mental Health (Department of Health 1999)
On workforce Planning, Education and Training
"All education should be evidence based and should stress the value of team, interdisciplinary and inter agency working. Service users and carers should be involved in planning, providing and evaluating education and training" (p109)
On Research and Development
"developing research tools with service users to assess their views on how services can best meet their needs." (p116)
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