It seems that Mr Jeremy Hunt, the UK health minister, has announced a further £1.3B for mental health staff. People are already saying the figures do not add up but it looks as if half of this is going on psychotherapist salaries for 'talking therapies'. See https://www.theguardian.com/society...xed-response-to-13bn-plan-for-better-services I think this indicates the scale of the vested interest in psychotherapy that lies behind PACE. OK, talking therapy might be useful for psychiatric illnesses like depression, but I am about as sceptical about use of therapists there as I am for ME in fact. The problem is actually lack of medical and nursing staff.