Mental Health Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd January 2015.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the overall health budget was spent on psychological therapies in each of the last 10 years.

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

Information on the proportion of the overall health budget that was spent on psychological therapies in each of the last 10 years is not available.

The attached table shows the proportion of the overall health budget that was spent on psychological therapies from 2004/05 to 2011/12.

Year

Total NHS Budget in £million

NHS spend on psychological therapies in £million

% of NHS Budget

2004/05

67,535

144.378

0.21%

2005/06

74,159

142.047

0.19%

2006/07

78,795

146.116

0.19%

2007/08

87,440

161.378

0.18%

2008/09

91,040

184.755

0.20%

2009/10

98,419

292.308

0.30%

2010/11

100,418

355.821

0.35%

2011/12

102,844

388.980

0.38%

Source: NHS England

This includes spend on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) programme and psychological therapies outside the IAPT programme.

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