Mental Health

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

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Photo of Baroness Burt of Solihull Baroness Burt of Solihull Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they remain committed to meeting the targets set out in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Delivering parity of esteem for mental health remains a priority for this Government and we are committed to achieving the vision set out in the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health in 2016 in full. We published the Government’s response to the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health in January 2017 and alongside this the Prime Minister set out a wide range of mental health reforms. We are working across Government, its agencies and with stakeholders to implement this ambitious agenda to transform mental health services.

Since the publication of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, NHS England has been working across the National Health Service and its arm’s length bodies to implement the NHS recommendations. NHS England published Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health earlier this year to show progress one year on. NHS England monitors progress on implementing these recommendations through the national Mental Health and Dementia Programme Board, which regularly reports progress to Ministers. We hold NHS England to account for delivery through the NHS Mandate.

The Government’s Inter-Ministerial Group for Mental Health, led by the Department, oversees delivery of the Government’s ambitious agenda on mental health across Government Departments.

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