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October 8, 2014 9:40 AM

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Speaking at the Liberal Democrat party conference today, Clegg announced that people requiring talking therapies to treat conditions like depression would be guaranteed treatment within 18 weeks, from next April. This puts the treatment on the same level as physical conditions such as hip replacements.

Also, for patients experiencing their first episode of psychosis, treatment will be available within two weeks of referral, bringing it into line with consultations on cancer.

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