NHS Capacity

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 19 October 2021.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

My hon. Friend is right to highlight the importance of mental health. He will know that one of the unintended consequences of the lockdowns is that, sadly, there were more cases of mental ill health. The NHS long-term plan commits to increasing investment in mental health at least as fast as investment in physical health, with at least £2.3 billion of extra spending on mental health by 2023-24, which I hope he welcomes.