Mental Health Services

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

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2016 to Question 56695 and with reference to the press release issued by the Prime Minister on 8 January 2017, what the reasons are for the discrepancy between the estimated £11.7 billion figure that release said was being spent on mental health and the estimates for such spending derived from the Mental Health Dashboard.

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

The difference between the published spend and the £11.7 billion estimate is that the published spend relates to clinical commissioning groups only. The £11.7 billion includes mental health spend in specialised commissioning as well as mental health spend on other direct commissioning. NHS England does not report spend on mental health in other direct commissioning.

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