Covid-19: Mental Health - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:29 am on 1 July 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Conservative 11:29, 1 July 2020

My Lords, the first UK study of neurological and psychological complications of Covid-19 was published last week. It found that 31% of patients developed an altered mental state arising from both neurological and psychiatric diagnoses. This is a relatively small cohort study, but the breadth and prevalence of the complications uncovered mean that larger studies are crucial to truly understand the scale of the challenge. With recovery, we have proven our capability to run outstanding trials at pace, so can the Minister please outline his plans for research into the acute and longer-term mental health effects of Covid?