In the Media

Britain's failing mental health system must change

PUBLISHED March 5, 2013

The case of Nicola Edgington, the mental health patient sentenced to life this week for the murder of Sally Hodkin, a stranger she stabbed to death in a street in south-east London, is deeply worrying. It seems to point to a pattern of repeated failings in mental health care that, yet again, have left an innocent person dead and consigned a troubled mental health patient to being locked up for years.