Pregnant Women: Mental Health Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 9th November 2015.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much of the £15 million new funding allocated to perinatal mental health for 2015-16 has been spent to date; and what that funding has been spent on.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

NHS England will spend £1 million on strengthening clinical networks across the country to drive forward change and they have also commissioned the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health to set up an Expert Reference Group to provide an extensive package of national analytical and expert clinical advice to support the delivery of the perinatal mental health programme at a cost of £300,000.

Work is underway on how they spend the rest of the money. This work has yet to be completed but decisions will be made by Christmas.

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