Mental Health Services

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 16th May 2006.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health 2:30 pm, 16th May 2006

Following the Rethink survey, we carried out a survey of all 84 NHS trusts whose full details we will publish tomorrow. I have been finalising everything that I want included in it. The figures show that, as I said, planned expenditure increased, but not by as much—by about £16 million less than was intended, out of a total expenditure by those trusts of £893 million. On psychological therapies and the Mind survey, the hon. Gentleman is right to say that, for post-natal depression, we need to increase the services available. That is why we have set up the demonstration sites that we announced last Friday. We know that much more can be done—for example, through health visitors to assist with post-natal—