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Mental Health Services: Haltemprice

Department of Health written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for talking therapies in (a) Haltemprice and Howden constituency and (b) nationally.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) commissions the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service for the constituency of Haltemprice and Howden.

The following table shows the mean waiting time for IAPT services across the East Riding of Yorkshire CCG.

Mean waiting time (days)

England

39.5

NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG

150.6

Note: Entering treatment figures except England totals are rounded to the nearest 5.

Source: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Dataset

Achieving Better Access to Mental Health Services by 2020 sets out action the Government is taking to provide better access to mental health services within the next year, including a national waiting time standard for talking therapies of 75% of people waiting for less than six weeks and 95% of people waiting for less than 18 weeks. It also sets out its vision for further progress by 2020.

£40 million in additional funding has been identified to enable change in the current financial year, and a further £80 million will be freed up for 2015-16 to support implementation of waiting times in mental health services.

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