Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

Department of Health written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to oral evidence given by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health to the Health Committee's inquiry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services on 21 November 2017, what the evidential basis is for ring-fences ultimately to become ceilings.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

At a local level, ring fencing has been seen to distort spending, and in line with the Health and Social Care Act 2012 this approach has been replaced by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) having the autonomy to make decisions about the health services that best meet the health needs of their local population.

However, the mental health investment standard and NHS England Mental Health Dashboard have been introduced to ensure transparency and accountability and set a requirement for CCGs and specialised commissioning hubs to increase their spend on mental health services by a greater amount than the growth in their programme allocation.

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