Mental Health Services: Finance

Health written question – answered on 13th October 2011.

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Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total NHS expenditure on mental health was in (a) London, (b) the South East and (c) Kent in each of the last 15 years.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The information requested is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the following table.

Programme budgeting estimated expenditure on own population's mental health problems by primary care trusts (PCTs) within the London and South East Coast Strategic Health Authority (SHA) regions, and PCTs in Kent for 2003-04 to 2009-10
  Estimated expenditure on mental health problems (£ million)
Financial year London SHA South East Coast SHA Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT West Kent PCT Medway PCT
2003-04 1,321.6 481.8 95.3 70.0 23.8
2004-05 1,476.7 552.8 101.2 73.0 30.3
2005-06 1,626.1 535.7 94.9 78.4 31.5
2006-07 1,728.4 555.7 102.5 56.8 33.2
2007-08 1,848.3 658.8 110.2 106.6 32.2
2008-09 1,934.8 666.6 130.8 97.3 35.9
2009-10 2,030.9 729.6 143.6 101.6 41.4
Notes: 1. Programme budgeting data was first collected in 2003-04. The Department cannot provide estimated expenditure figures on specific disease categories such as mental health problems in the years prior to this. Data has not yet been published for 2010-11. 2. In order to improve data quality, continual refinements have been made to the programme budgeting data calculation methodology since the first collection in 2003-04. 3. The underlying data which support programme budgeting data are also subject to yearly changes. Caution is therefore advised when using programme budgeting data to draw conclusions on changes in PCT spending patterns between years. 4. Figures include expenditure across all sectors. Disease specific expenditure do not include expenditure on prevention, or general practitioner expenditure, but do include prescribing expenditure. 5. Figures for 2003-04 are net expenditure. Figures for 2004-05 onwards are net expenditure adjusted to add back expenditure funded from sources outside of the national health service and to deduct expenditure on other PCTs populations incurred through lead commissioning arrangements. 6. SHA level expenditure is calculated using the combined expenditure figures of each PCT within the SHA area. It does not include expenditure by the SHA. 7. Table figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred thousand. Source: Annual PCT programme budgeting financial returns

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