Mental Health Services: Children

Department of Health written question – answered on 12th January 2017.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Leader of the Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS has spent on child mental health services in England and Wales in each year since 2010.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 11 January 2017.

The correct answer should have been:

The available estimated National Health Service spend on children and young people’s mental health services in England only from 2010 is provided below. Healthcare is a devolved responsibility and the Department is not able to give information on the amount spent by the Welsh Government.

NHS Programme Budgeting data included estimated spending on children and young people’s mental health between 2009/10 and 2012/13 are found on NHS England’s website here:

https://www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-networks/health-investment-network/news/2012-13-programme-budgeting-data-is-now-available

NHS England’s financial reporting system estimated spending on children and young people’s mental health services in 2015/16 is set out in the following table.

Clinical Commissioning Group Spend

2015 to 2016 Outturn (thousands) (millions)

Children and young people’s mental health (excluding learning disability)

476,875

Children and young people’s eating disorders

39,518

Total Clinical Commissioning Group Children and Young People’s Mental Health (excluding learning disability)

516,393

Specialised Commissioning Spend

2015 to 2016 Outturn (thousands) (millions)

Tier 4

295,301

Total Specialised Commissioning Children and Young People’s Mental Health

295,301

* Children and young people’s mental health spend data is not available from NHS England’s formal financial planning and reporting before 2015/16.

NHS England published the Clinical Commissioning Guidance Improvement and Assessment Framework for Mental Health on 27 October 2016. It includes a specific indicator on children and young people’s mental health that takes in planning, quality assurance and finance and is weighted towards those meeting the mental health investment standard for children and young people.

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Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The available estimated National Health Service spend on children and young people’s mental health services in England only from 2010 is provided below. Healthcare is a devolved responsibility and the Department is not able to give information on the amount spent by the Welsh Government.

NHS Programme Budgeting data included estimated spending on children and young people’s mental health between 2009/10 and 2012/13 are found on NHS England’s website here:

https://www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-networks/health-investment-network/news/2012-13-programme-budgeting-data-is-now-available

NHS England’s financial reporting system estimated spending on children and young people’s mental health services in 2015/16 is set out in the following table.

Clinical Commissioning Group Spend

2015 to 2016 Outturn (thousands) (millions)

Children and young people’s mental health (excluding learning disability)

476,875

Children and young people’s eating disorders

39,518

Total Clinical Commissioning Group Children and Young People’s Mental Health (excluding learning disability)

516,393

Specialised Commissioning Spend

2015 to 2016 Outturn (thousands) (millions)

Tier 4

295,301

Total Specialised Commissioning Children and Young People’s Mental Health

295,301

* Children and young people’s mental health spend data is not available from NHS England’s formal financial planning and reporting before 2015/16.

NHS England published the Clinical Commissioning Guidance Improvement and Assessment Framework for Mental Health on 27 October 2016. It includes a specific indicator on children and young people’s mental health that takes in planning, quality assurance and finance and is weighted towards those meeting the mental health investment standard for children and young people.

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