NHS Long-Term Plan

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:55 pm on 7th January 2019.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 5:55 pm, 7th January 2019

At the moment, as somebody transitions from children’s mental health services to adult mental health services, there is often a gap in provision as they register for the adult services. The purpose of having the new care plans up to the age of 25—similar to those, for instance, for care leavers that we have brought in in other legislation—is to make sure that there is a seamless transition from children’s mental health services to adult mental health services and not a gap that many, many people fall through.