Department of Health written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential for mindfulness to improve pain management.

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

No such assessment has been made. Mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy is a specific National Institute for Health and Care Excellence-approved treatment available through Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services.

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