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Only commission mental health beds from non-profit organisations.

The NHS has only about 20,000 beds for mental healthcare and is forced now to supplement this with private beds. One US-owned private organisation now has over 7,000 mental healthcare beds in the UK - largely occupied by NHS patients - the mental healthcare budget would stretch further if the profits taken by such an organisation were re-invested in the NHS. Thus we ask for limited UK NHS monies for mental healthcare to be invested only in NHS beds, charities or social enterprises committed to using money for patients, not private equity profits.

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