Mental Health Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding mental health trusts have received in real-terms in each of the last five years.

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

Local commissioners allocate funding appropriate for the need of the local population. The aggregate expenditure on mental health disorders by primary care trust (PCT), for financial years 2008-09 to 2012-13 is set out in the table below.

Financial Year

Expenditure (£ billion)

2008-09

9.79

2009-10

10.61

2010-11

10.96

2011-12

11.16

2012-13

11.28

Source: NHS England Programme Budget Data

Aggregate PCT expenditure is not yet available for 2013-14. However, NHS England advises that total mental health spending in 2013-14 was £11.362 billion with an estimated £11.664 billion planned in 2014-15, an increase of £302 million, 0.6% increase in real terms.

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